Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
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.

Yield:

16 servings (serving size: 1 biscuit)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 124
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 3.7 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 20.1 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 9.5 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 173 mg
Calcium 47 mg

Ingredients

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
Cooking spray

Preparation

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.

Note:

Lorrie Hulston Corvin,

January 2007
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