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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Southern style Sweet Potato Biscuits

Today's recipe is Sweet potato biscuits.  But usually if we say 'biscuits' in India, it is a sweetened cookie or cracker. That too Brittannia  or Good day.. I never knew there are other kinds of Biscuits. Here in North America, Biscuits are small soft leavened bread, similar to a scone. Wow!! Am learning a lot of new things these days. This is Paula Deen's Recipe. It is made of sweet potato and is Thanksgiving special. We are months away from Thanks giving, but still I had lots of sweet potatoes, so thought to give it a try. My husband liked it though.. But not my daughter. She says if its not sweet, its not biscuit. 

It was super duper easy to make and was very quick- thats what I liked about it. But there is a debate whether to have this biscuits for breakfast or dinner , for us it is snack.. :) How do you like to have your biscuit??

Original recipe from here


Flour, 1 1/4 cup
Sugar, 2 Tbs
Baking powder, 4 Tsp
Salt, 1/4 Tsp
Sweet potato(cooked and Mashed), 3/4 cup
Butter, 1/4 cup (room temperature)
Milk, 2- 4 Tbs (depending on the moisture in the sweet potato)

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a seperate bowl, mix sweet potatoes and butter together. To this mixture, add flour and knead to make a soft dough.
  4. If the dough is not soft enough, add milk little by little, to get the desired consistency.
  5. Then roll out the dough, in a floured surface about 1/2 - 3/4 " thickness and use a biscuit cutter to cut it out and place it on a greased baking tray and bake for 15- 20 minutes.
  6. Ready to serve.

I did roll out the dough to cut it with the cutter but then as the remaining dough was there, I just rolled it out using hands and pressed it with fingers, that saved a lot of time. The one did with hand was rustic and very flaky.

As I was trying to take pictures of the biscuit, my son grabbed one.. captured candid..

This what happens most of the time when I try to click pictures.. Theeraatha Vizhayattu pillai..


  1. Biscuits looks super cute and prefectly done.

  2. nice idea to add sweet potato in these biscuits!!

  3. pillai is so cute and also the biscuits

  4. biscuits look great..never before made with sweet potato

  5. Good one..and nice to know your lil one was ready to grab!

  6. Interesting! biscuits look delicious!

  7. biscuits looks gr8
    love the last click :)

  8. Wonderful idea ..I love sweet potato and looks this delish

  9. Very interesting recipe! I have few sweet potatoes left so maybe I should try baking these...looks great!

    Loved the pic where your little tries to grab one...so cute!

  10. Chooo chweet,lil one grabbing the biscuit...Never thought of using sweet potato in biscuits!

  11. Hey Divya, i have a million pictures with my little one's fingers on the food plate..i love them the most...glad to find company...these biscuits are good for all time

    1. Yeah Pradnya.. Very difficult to take pictures with him around.. will grab everything.. :D

  12. wow very innovative....sweet potato is nutritious...

  13. Good one Divya...sweet potato in a biscuit even my kiddos will scorn at it...but the idea is so new and super healthy. Love those little fingers grabbing the biscuits.

  14. Lovely biscuits with sweet potatoes.

  15. Thanks for the wonderful comments, ladies.. :)

  16. nice and innovative recipe..crisp and perfectly baked biscuits..

  17. I never thought of sweet potato biscuits. I would love to try these, since I LOVE sweet potatoes. I hope to give these a try soon. Would be great this time of year!


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