Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Many, many months ago, I posted a Sweet Potato Pie. Thats one good use for sweet potatoes. A popular thing now is Sweet Potato fry's. That's two good uses. Now I will give you a third use. Sweet Potato Biscuits.  Oh ya! I also did Twist Baked Sweet Potatoes, so that's four...Try this recipe on your next camp-out, or just out on your patio. I like them with breakfast or dinner.

3/4 cup sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed*
½ cup butter,melted
1 pat of butter
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teasspoon salt

Place mashed sweet potatoes and ¼ cup melted butter in a large mixing bowl and beat with whisk until smooth. ( if you are at home, you can use an electric mixer.) Measure and sift dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to sweet potato mixture. Mix gently with a wooden spoon to incorporate. Do not over-mix.** Roll out dough on a well-floured surface and cut into biscuits with a 2 or 2½ inch cutter. Grease a 14" Dutch oven  with the butter pat, bottom and sides. Place biscuits in oven in circles till full. About 2 dozen. Place oven over 14 charcoals, cover and place 18 to 20 charcoals on top, and bake 12 to 15 minutes, check to see when the tops are starting to turn brown, about 5 to 8 minutes. When just starting to brown, remove from bottom heat to prevent burning bottoms. Continue baking until tops are the brownness you like. Brush tops with remaining melted butter and serve.
* peel, and cut in large chunks and boil, then mash, or bake with peels on, let cool and peel and mash.
** over mixing makes tough biscuits. Mix just to incorporated.


  1. Man, Ron! That looks good. I'm going to have to try me a batch of these. I wonder how they'd be served with honey?

  2. Will have to try these. Sounds very tasty.