Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Batch of Biscuits


I love biscuits and sweet potatoes, but I'd never thought to combine these two favorites. These sweet potato biscuits are light, a little bit sweet and best served warm with a pat of butter tucked inside. I'm a big fan of the color too. They'd look so pretty on a Thanksgiving plate.

Sweet Potato Biscuits
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading and shaping
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus 1/2 tablespoon melted butter and more for pan
3/4 cup sweet  potato puree, chilled
1/3 cup buttermilk

Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal, with some pea-sized lumps of butter remaining. In a small bowl, whisk together sweet potato puree and buttermilk; stir quickly into flour mixture until combined (do not overmix).

Shape the biscuits: Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead very gently until dough comes together but is still slightly lumpy, five or six times. (If dough is too sticky, work in up to 1/4 cup additional flour.) Shape into a disk, and pat to an even 1-inch thickness. With a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits as close together as possible. Gather together scraps, and repeat to cut out more biscuits (do not reuse scraps more than once).

Bake the biscuits: Preheat oven to 425 degrees, with rack on lower shelf. Butter an 8-inch cake pan. Arrange biscuits snugly in pan (to help them stay upright). Brush with melted butter. Bake until golden, rotating once, 20 to 24 minutes.

13 comments:

  1. i never thought of this combination, either! i bet they would be great slathered with some pumpkin butter. yum!

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  2. Wow, I have to try these...two important southern food groups combined! Yum!

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  3. These sound wonderful!

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  4. Oh I've always wanted to make sweet potato biscuits.

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  5. oh my gosh, these look delicious!
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  6. I am definitely making these for Thanksgiving! I could see dousing them with a little honey butter too!

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  7. I've never made these before but they are perfect for fall!

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  8. I am so happy you stopped over at my blog. I think we are going to be very good blog buddies ;)
    Biscuits, NYC and Jesus....a match made in Blogger heaven ;)

    Can't wait to read more and get to know you better.
    xo from Lexington~

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  9. You had me at "biscuit!" YUM!

    P.S. Thanks for guest posting, our wedding was wonderful and I'm so happy!

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  10. Yummy - this looks amazing. I am drooling already, need to scavenger for some food now ')

    thu

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  11. Sweet potato biscuits!! Must try this soon.

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