Sweet-Potato Biscuits
Recipe from Taste of the South

Sweet-Potato Biscuits

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Servings: 18
Yield: 18 biscuits
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 59 mins
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  • 2   
    small sweet potatoes
  • 6   tablespoons 
    butter, divided
  • 2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup 
    firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3   teaspoons 
    baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
  • 1/2  cup 
In a large saucepan, cook potatoes in boiling water to cover, for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and let potatoes cool to touch; peel and mash.
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes and 2 tablespoons butter, stirring until butter is melted; set aside.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in 4 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add milk and mashed sweet potatoes, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. (Dough will be sticky).
Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface, and knead lightly 4 or 5 times.
Roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness, cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
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