Sweet Potato Biscuits

January 9, 2007 · 6 comments · Print This Post

in Baked Goods, Bread / Rolls, Breakfast, Doughnuts / Pastry

Biscuits are a big deal in my family.  It’s a well known fact that the only person who can make acceptable biscuits is my grandmother.  The rest of us generally don’t even try.   Whenever I’m visiting my mother in Maine we call my grandmother early in the morning and request freshly baked biscuits.  They’re to die for.  Especially when slathered with real butter.  Of course, like millions of other people, I need to get into better shape.   So I decided to try a lighter (possibly new and exciting) Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe that I found in this month’s Cooking Light magazine.  I’ve actually subscribed to Cooking Light for the last year but this is the first time I’ve ever tried one of their recipes.   Probably because I’m so enamored with Ellie Krieger’s healthy meals on the Food Network.  Anyway, the biscuits came out pretty well.  I was actually shocked that they rose so much,  and I’m sure they were really reasonable calorie and fat wise, until I spread on some Maple Butter…and then a little more Maple Butter.

Bake
Bake
Puree
Puree
Mix the Dry Ingredients
Mix the Dry Ingredients
Combine the Milk & Potatoes
Combine the Milk & Potatoes
Cut
Cut
Bake
Bake
Butter
Butter

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1 RobynT January 9, 2007 at 9:25 pm

wow, looks good! on one hand, biscuits seem like something that just need to be fatty. but since i love sweet potatoes so much, this looks worth a try. except that i’m too lazy.

biscuit making is not really in my family but my mother-in-law has influenced us into making them with Bisquick and other mixes or–even easier–just buying the Pillsbury ones in the freezer section. before i met my husband i think the only place i had biscuits was at KFC.

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2 Anna January 10, 2007 at 12:04 pm

Does your Gram make them from scratch? In high school my friends and I would always “cook.” It was always a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese and Bisquick biscuits. I still have a soft spot for both! But those sweet potato busicuits look yumtastic. I am sending Xander this way to check it out!

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3 Daddy January 10, 2007 at 12:28 pm

all of your sexy cooking accoutrement gets me real hot and bothered… and makes me daydream of the time when i’ll have a big boy kitchen with all my [own] grown up cooking tools and machinery.

i want your biscuits.

as of late i’ve been a bit obsessed with making biscuits. i make them for my girlfriend frequently and she kisses me as a thank you because they are delicious. i mostly make buttermilk but have tried my hand at the sweet potato and may try this one on for size.

your biscuits are sexy.

love,
daddy

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4 Nicole January 10, 2007 at 3:47 pm

Those biscuits look great!! Did they have the texture of a regular biscuit or did the sweet potatoes change it?

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5 Rachel January 10, 2007 at 10:17 pm

How unique! Who would have thought of adding sweet potatoes?

You’re going to LOVE Cooking Light. I’ve subscribed for like 6 years or something like that. I always find something yummy in each issue. And you’ll learn alot too.

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6 Erin January 11, 2007 at 7:30 am

Nicole – The texture was pretty much spot on, although I think next time I’d add a little cinnamon & nutmeg just to make them a tad bit sweeter and less savory.

Daddy – I bet your biscuits are sexy too. You should definitely whip some of these up for your girlfriend. She’ll be so impressed.

Anna – The biscuits my gram makes are definitely from “scratch.” I don’t think I’ve ever had a Bisquick Biscuit. Maybe that’s what you can make Chris and I when we come over for Lunch next Saturday 😉

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