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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Yield 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cooled potatoes. Sprinkle milk over flour mixture; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 10 to 12 times.

  3. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 1 3/4-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

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