14 August 2010

Foodie Friday [a day late!!]

I found these yummy biscuits in my Paula Deen cookbook, and thought I would give them a try. Husband loves sweet potatoes, as does Boogie. Even though Im a yankee, and havent really come to love them plain, I have aquired a taste for them, somewhat.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

3/4 c. canned sweet potatoes, drained and mashed, then measured
4 TBSP butter, softened
1/4 c. sugar
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/3 c. buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

2. In the food processor [although I used my kitchenaide mixer] combine sweet potatoes, butter, and sugar and process until blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the sweet potato mixture and pulse until the flour mixture is evenly distributed. Add the buttermilk throug the feed tube. Pulse again until the mixture forms into a ball.

3. Turn the dough ball out onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times, until the dough holds together, dusting your fingers with flour if you need to.

4. Gently roll the dough out into an 8 by 10-inch rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 12 rectangular biscuits. Transfer to the baking sheet.

5. Bake in the upper third of the oven for about 10 minutes, until golden on top and the bottom has begun to turn light brown. Serve hot with butter and honey.


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