Good morning, 2011!
It's a new year and although you may not feel any different (besides that slight hangover) and may already be straying away from your New Year's resolutions -- one thing is for sure: It's morning, you're hungry, and you don't feel like doing anything complicated after last night.
Well, warm sweet potato biscuits are the perfect solution! These quick and easy morning delights from Stephanie at 3191 Miles Apart are a great (and delicious way) to kick off your new year.
What you'll need:
- 1 pound sweet potatoes
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced into small pieces
- 1/4 cup milk
Preparation: Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Bake the sweet potato in the microwave until soft, then remove skin and pass through either a sieve, ricer or food mill.
In a bowl, combine the flour, cayenne, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Then, cut in the butter with your fingers or a pastry cutter. In a separate bowl, mix the sweet potato mash with milk and add in the other ingredients. Then, kneed the dough together -- remove from the bowl, and knead on a floured surface. Spread the dough and pat out to a 1/2 inch thickness, and cut with a glass or biscuit cutter to about 2 inches in diameter. Place your biscuits on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, refrigerate for 10 minutes and then cook until browned (about 12 minutes).
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