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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Yield 10 biscuits


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up
  • 1/3 cup milk

How to Make It

  1. Bake sweet potato at 350° for 1 hour or until tender; cool slightly. Peel and mash; cool.

  2. Combine flour and sugar in a medium bowl. Cut shortening and butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly; add mashed sweet potato and milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 to 4 times.

  4. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch round cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

  5. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.