Cutting in the butter makes for flaky, delicate biscuits. Be sure to stop cutting in the butter while there are still pebble-sized pieces. If you work it longer, the sweet potato biscuits will be tough.
2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup pureed cooked sweet potatoes, cooled
1/3 cup fat-free milk
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine sweet potato and milk in a small bowl; add potato mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 5 times. Roll dough to a 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter into 10 biscuits. Place biscuits on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Gather remaining dough. Roll to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter into 6 biscuits. Place the biscuits on prepared baking sheet. Discard any remaining scraps.
Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; cool 5 minutes on wire racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.
The biscuits turned out beautifully. I enhanced the recipe with vanilla paste, fresh grated nutmeg, cinnamon and a little heavy cream. I used my food processor to mix the dough and it worked well. I know I kind of changed the cooking light intent of the biscuits. The biscuits were fluffy, tasted wonderful and I can't wait to make another batch to again share with my family and neighbors.
Very good. I used fresh sweet potatoes. Replaced the non-fat milk with buttermilk as I had extra and that makes for a light and tender crumb. After reading reviews I also added cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little cardamom for more spice. I made the Old-Fashioned Chicken Potpie and used these biscuits as a topping (added after the first half hour of baking). Tasty! The extra biscuits baked at the same time and we get to enjoy them for breakfast.
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