Thursday, October 27, 2011
Second Post today...read down ...
SWEET POTATO BISCUITS...I THOUGHT I RE-POST BECAUSE I WAS TRYING THEM AGAIN. I POSTED THESE IN THE BEGINNING OF WHEN I FIRST STARTED BLOGGING..AND I REALLY REALLY LIKE THEM.
Sweet Potato biscuits
One cup mashed, cooked sweet potato
1/4 cup sugar
One beaten egg
One tablespoon margarine or butter (I used butter) melted
One cup of milk...(I used 1/2 cup milk & 1/2 cup buttermilk)
3 cups of self rising flour
one teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup of shortening...(I didn't have shortening, lard)so I used margarine )
In a medium bowl, mix together sweet potato, sugar, egg and butter until smooth. Stir in milk and set aside.
Sift together flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (I used the butter and cut in with my hands and fingers) Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and add the sweet potato mixture and stir until just combined.
Turn out onto a well floured surface...I added more flour because it was just to sticky...maybe 1/4 cup more..I know I used several large table spoons full. Knead gently for 10 to 12 strokes (you can judge the flour..just don't to much more just like I did...table spoons full ruffly.
Roll or pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2 in biscuit cutter..I just used a glass Mom don't have cutter here. Re-roll dough as necessary
Place biscuits one inch apart on large baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 mins..checking the second batch I left it a little bit longer. or until slightly brown.
Makes 16 to 18 biscuits...
TODAY I USED A LITTLE BIT LESS FLOUR IN THE AFTER JUST DUSTED THE SURFACE WELL...
WITH LOVE JANICE....