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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

Ingredients

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)

Directions 
  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.




Notes
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..

19 comments:

  1. Biscuits looks super cute and prefectly done.

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

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  3. pillai is so cute and also the biscuits

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

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

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  6. Interesting! biscuits look delicious!

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  7. biscuits looks gr8
    love the last click :)

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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  14. Lovely biscuits with sweet potatoes.

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

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  16. Look Awesome.....perfectly made....too yumm!!!!

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

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  18. 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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