Sweet Potato Biscuits first made their way into my family’s life about 3 years ago. Joseph and I went to dinner for our first wedding anniversary. The restaurant was a new trendy place in town, and one of Joseph’s old colleagues was the head chef. We were told that we had to try the smoked fried chicken and sweet potato biscuits. Y’all, those biscuits! Those biscuits! The very next day, we were on a mission to recreate the meal at home. Being that I’m a baker and Joseph is a chef; we are always recreating dishes at home. The chicken is for another day, but let’s talk about those biscuits! This is the recipe that I came up with:
1 cup All Purpose Flour
2 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Vegetable Shortening
¼ cup Milk
¾ cup Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Preheat your oven to 400F
Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder into a large bowl.
Add in butter and shortening. Use a fork to crumble the butter and shortening with the flour mix. Your goal is to get the butter and shortening pieces as small as possible, and as incorporated as possible.
In a small bowl, mash your sweet potatoes with a fork. Try to get it smooth. Add it to the bigger bowl.
Add in the milk and mix it all together.
Flour your countertop and dump the biscuit dough out onto the flour.
Knead the dough until it comes together. If you need to add a little bit more milk to make it come together, that is fine. Just add it drops at a time, so you don’t end up with a mushy mess.
If you do end up with a mushy mess, just add a little bit of flour. Sparingly.
Once it all comes together, pat it down flat, or you can use a rolling pin. I just don’t find it necessary to dirty a rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter or a glass to cut out circles. Reroll leftover dough and cut more circles.
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 10-15 min or until golden!
Once you take them out, drizzle with honey! This step is optional, but it is sooooo good!
It is that easy y’all! This can be a side dish or a breakfast item. Try pairing it with fried chicken, and drizzling honey over the chicken too! I’m telling you that it is delicious! If you try the recipe, please let me know how it turns out!!
Here's a video on the process:
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