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Sweet Potato Biscuits

bluegrasstigerbluegrasstiger Posts: 145
edited December 2011 in Baking
Baking pros...I am using this recipe for sweet potato biscuits. They are delicious but don't rise as much as I would like.  Has anyone tried a similar recipe that is lighter and fluffier?  I want to try them with as pulled pork sliders next.
  • 2 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour (King Arthur)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 cup(s) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1/4 cup(s) shortening, chilled
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 2 tablespoon(s) buttermilk


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
    Sift the flour, baking powder, allspice, cloves, and salt in a large
    bowl. Use the tips of your fingers to blend in the brown sugar.
  • Cut in the chilled butter and shortening with a pastry
    cutter or pulse in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse,
    crumbly meal. Then stir in the mashed sweet potatoes and knead until
    the dough just holds together.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly
    floured surface. Knead gently for 1 minute, adding a little flour as
    necessary to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • Pat the dough in a 1/2-inch circle and let it rest, covered with a clean towel, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Cut out the biscuits with a
    2-inch round cutter dipped in flour. Gather the scraps, pat out again,
    and cut into biscuits. Arrange them about 3/4-inch apart on an ungreased
    baking sheet and brush the tops with milk. Bake until golden brown --
    10 to 12 minutes. Cool the biscuits on a rack.

Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe - Country Living (modified slightly from published recipe)
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