Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipes

Michelle, here are the recipes for sweet potato biscuits I promised. Enjoy!
Mom J.

1. From Joy of Cooking:
Makes about 24 1 1/2 inch biscuits
Preheat Oven to 450 degrees
3/4 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup melted butter
stir in:
2/3 cup milk
sift, then measure:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
Resift with:
2 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Stir the sifted ingredients into the sweet potato mixture. Turn the dough out on a floured board and toss it lightly until
smooth on the outside. Roll or pat it to the thickness of 1/2 inch and cut with a floured biscuit cutter. Bake on a greased pan
for about 15 minutes.

2. From Eloise Coffin:
3 c. mashed sweet potatoes
2/3 c. sugar
1 t. salt
6 t. baking powder
3 c. flour
3/4 c. shortening
Add sugar and shortening to warm sweets. Add other ingredients. Work well and let stand at least 5 hrs. Roll out fairly
thick. Cut into biscuits. Bake 15 mins. in 400 degree oven.

3. Paula Deen:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 heaping tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter
2 to 4 tablespoons milk (depending on the moisture of the potatoes)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes and butter. Add the flour
mixture and mix to make a soft dough. Then add milk a tablespoon at a time to mixture and continue to cut in. Turn the dough
out onto a floured board and toss lightly until the outside of the dough looks smooth. Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick and
cut with a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a greased pan and coat tops with melted butter. Bake for about 15 minutes.
(Watch your oven: If biscuits are browning too fast, lower the temperature.)

4. American Cooking:
2 c. flour
1/4 c. shortening
2/3 c. sugar
2 c. mashed baked sweet potatoes
11/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 c. milk
Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together; cut in shortening until mixture resembles cornmeal. Stir in sweet potatoes;
add milk gradually to form soft dough. Turn onto lightly floured board. Knead lightly. Roll or pat 1/2 inch thick; cut with
2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 475 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

5. Makemie Church (Snow Hill)
3 c. mashed sweet potatoes
1 tsp. salt
2/3 c. sugar
3/4 c. shortening
1/2 c. milk
3 tsp. baking powder
3 c. flour
Add sugar and shortening to potatoes while warm. Then add other ingredients. Work well; let stand about 4 or 5 hours
before baking. Roll out fairly thick; cut into biscuits and bake 15 minutes in 400 degree oven.

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