Wednesday, May 11, 2016

You HAVE to make these

I found my new favorite food item the other day! I was trying to decide what to make for dinner. All our meat was in the freezer, so that was not an option. I thought it was going to be an oatmeal kind of night, but I thought scrambled eggs and grits would be good. Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner? And then I had the genius idea to make sweet potato biscuits. I have never in my life made biscuits, but I had just seen it done on Cutthroat Kitchen and it actually looked pretty easy. I am sooooo glad that I did because they turned out so amazing! The recipe was found on Pinterest, of course. See the original recipe here: Call Me PMC.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 t salt
1 T baking powder
2 T sugar
3/4 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup very cold butter, cut into cubes
5 to 7 T milk

Cook your sweet potato(es). I cooked mine in the microwave for about 8 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a skillet (or in my case, a cake pan) with butter to prevent sticking.

In a small bowl, whisk together sweet potatoes and 5 tablespoons of milk.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add sweet potato mixture and stir gently to combine. Add more milk, if needed. Your dough needs to be moist enough to stay together and firm.

Sprinkle flour on your work surface (I have this awesome silicone mat that I used for the first time and I loved it). Turn the dough onto the surface. Knead two to three times until the mixture comes together. Pat dough so it is one inch thick. Cut into round biscuits and place in prepared skillet/pan. Bake until lightly browned, about 14 minutes.

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