These sweet potato biscuits feature the sweet taste of canned sweet potatoes and boast a bolder flavor than regular biscuits. They take a few hours to let rise, punch down, and rise again, but are well worth the wait.
1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes in syrup, drained and mashed
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
How to Make It
Combine yeast and 1/4 cup warm water in a glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
Stir together sweet potatoes and butter, blending well. Stir in sugar and salt; add yeast mixture, stirring until smooth.
Combine flour and baking powder; gradually stir into potato mixture, until well blended. Lightly knead until dough holds together.
Shape dough into a ball; place in a buttered mixing bowl. Brush top with melted butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 2 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
Punch down dough, and turn out onto a floured surface. Roll dough to a 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch round cutter, and place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
These biscuits have been a hit for many years now. I only make them on holidays since they are pretty time intensive. The person who gave this 1 star must have definitely done something wrong because even the year I "goofed up" the recipe they were still pretty good and there were none left. One suggestion: Try using 1 cup of fresh mashed sweet potatoes instead of canned. A lot less sugar and better taste. That is all I use now.
These were delicious! I made them to have with BBQ chicken and it was perfect. They are a simple biscuit to make. I didn't have enough time to let them raise twice, so they weren't as fluffy or flaky, but they were delicious anyways. I will for sure make these again at Thanksgiving.
I really hate to give this recipe a one star but I won't make it again (which is what it says: "One start: Would not make again"). I don't know if I did something wrong but the biscuits didn't seem to rise as much as I expected. I also thought the flavor just wasn't all that spectacular. They were okay, but waaaayyyy too much work to do again for the final results. There are several other sweet potato biscuit recipes to try.
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