I made these at Rowan’s request the other day. It had been a while, and I had forgotten just how delicious they are.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed and cooled
1-2 Tablespoons milk or cream
melted butter
brown sugar

Preheat oven to 450.

Mix dry ingredients.

Using your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until it feels like coarse meal.

Stir in the sweet potatoes, then add milk a bit at a time until the mixture can be gathered into a ball.

Knead briefly – about 10 times – just til it comes together nicely.

Pat to 1/2″ thick on floured surface.

Cut into rounds with top of a glass; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Brush the tops with butter and sprinkle (generously) with brown sugar.

Bake 8-10 minutes.

(Makes about 12 biscuits using a standard drinking glass. They’ll go fast so you may want to double the recipe.)


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