Whatcha Makin' Now?: Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

Remember last week when I talked about all those sweet potatoes? Here is one more way to use up leftover sweet potatoes. This dough comes together very easily and it sooo tasty. I opted to glaze the biscuits with a little melted honey butter for added sweetness.

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

2 heaping tablespoons of sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2-4 tablespoons milk (depending on the moisture of the potatoes)
3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes  (fully cooled)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Honey Butter
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes and butter. Add the flour mixture to the potato mixture and mix to make a soft dough. Then add milk a tablespoon at a time until dough looks moist but not wet (I used 2 tablespoons).

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and sprinkle with a little more flour to make it easier to work with. Toss lightly until the outside of the dough looks smooth. Roll the dough out to 1/2-inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter.

Place the biscuits on a greased pan. Combine the melted butter and honey and use a basting brush to coat the top of each biscuit. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until light golden.

Remove from the oven and brush on a little more of the honey butter.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12-14 biscuits.

Biscuit Source: Paula Deen

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