biscuit

It’s a mystery, I’m afraid. I baked these up real nice just for you, dear reader. They came out of the oven all warm and flaky, so I set them on the table to cool and went to move some laundry from the washer to the dyer.

When I got back, all but two of my biscuits had disappeared.

Now, I’m not one to accuse anyone of anything…

*cough*

Alleged Biscuit Thief/Eater

Likely Biscuit Thief/Eater

*cough*

Ahem.

I didn’t get to photograph these as well as I had hoped. Just trust me – they were lovely biscuits and I miss them. Perhaps I’ll make more. Recipe originally found at Chow.com and it goes beautifully with a generous helping of butter.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Sweet Potato Biscuits
 
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Ingredients
  • One sweet potato
  • ¾ whole milk
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter (put in the freezer about an hour before you start cooking)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Poke the sweet potato with a fork about 5 times and pop it in the microwave for 5 minutes (or until soft). Allow to cool.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a bowl and grate the frozen butter stick into the flour mixture.
  4. Scoop out the inside of the sweet potato into a medium bowl and mash until smooth.
  5. Whisk together milk and mashed sweet potato.
  6. Add sweet potato mixture to the flour/butter mixture and stir until combined (if too dry, add a teaspoon of milk at a time until dough just holds together). Do not overwork the dough.
  7. Roll out the dough so that it is about ¾" thick and cut into 8 rounds.
  8. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  9. Enjoy!

 

 

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Cat loves to eat tasty homemade things, yet isn’t terribly fond of the process of making them. She prefers recipes that take shortcuts when possible – without compromising flavor. Her dog, Cheeto, likes stealing her creations from the dining room table.

She lives in the Bay Area and cites her diverse background as her biggest influence: her visual artist mom is half-Chinese, half-Greek, and from Hawai’i; her film-loving, world-music curating dad is from Montana; and she lived in both California and Montana while growing up. She loves at least a little bit about virtually everything (Pokémon Snap included) and aims to be a Jane of all trades. By day Cat is a multiple-hat-wearing media person.

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