Tuesday, October 20, 2009

twd- Sweet Potato Biscuits

(If you are here for The Cake Slice, I will have that post up in a few hours)

This week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe, Sweet Potato Biscuits, was chosen by Prudence Pennywise. Prudy is one of my favorite bloggers. You can find the recipe on her blog.
I have made soo many of her recipes and posted about a lot of them. She makes healthy taste delicious and she does it on a budget!

I have made these biscuits before. About a year and a half ago- when I was new to blogging.
Last time I made these biscuits with orange honey butter -check it out HERE.
I remembered how delicious they were, even though they didn't rise very much when they baked. Last time I made them I used canned sweet potatoes. This time I used a fresh sweet potato. I roasted it in the oven and mashed it.

The only problem I have had both times I made these is getting the dough to form. I end up over-mixing/kneading it because it isn't moist enough to come together.
I should have just added more sweet potato or a splash of cream/milk/half&half to make the dough come together. Next time!
They were good though.

I made the full batch and they only lasted a couple hours. My kids down these things.
Go check out the TWD Blogroll to see who got the tallest biscuits!

p.s. I actually got better height when I made a Spiced Pumpkin version from Cooking Light- get the recipe and compare the pics HERE
Recipe for Sweet Potato Biscuits can be found HERE also

One Year Ago-Hot Cocoa Chiffon Cake

19 comments:

Prudy said...

Mary Ann, you are the best! Thanks so much for your kind comments. You know I love you too. If I ever miss any of your posts, then I go back and read them all. I'm addicted.
I've got to check out those spiced pumpkin from CL. Yum!

Clivia said...

Your biscuits look delicious! I'l bet they were great with the orange honey butter.

Meghan said...

Your biscuits look great! Sounds like several people had problems with the dough and with them rising. At least they tasted good! I really want to try those pumpkin biscuits too!

Joyce said...

Not sure why so many people had the same problem with them? Spiced pumpkin ones from CL sound interesting.
Joyce

Kim said...

These biscuits were really tasty despite their refusal to rise. Your biscuits look wonderful. I'm going to have to give the pumpkin spice ones a try. Yummy.

Amber Marie said...

The orange honey butter sounds great! Thanks for sharing it.

Kayte said...

I am learning a lot from all you experienced bakers...some cream would help that, right? Okay, I will give that one a try. Yours look lovely and I like the idea of that butter!

Jennifer said...

Funny, I made orange honey butter, too. It just seemed like it would "go" with it... luckily it did! Mine rose pretty well, but I had low expectations. Not because of the recipe, but because I'm AWFUL at making biscuits.

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

Your biscuits look yummy! I almost tried using a fresh sweet potato, but I chickened out and stuck with the canned. I'll have to try the fresh next time.

Eliana said...

These biscuits look super delish. They wouldn't last very long at my house either.

Lauryn said...

I am jealous of your biscuits! Yours look absolutely amazing! Mine didn't turn out right...oh well! I will have to live vicarously through you! :)

SUGAR B said...

Mary Ann, I love the fact that you made them again! Such a baking diva you are!

Unfortunately, I am not a fan of biscuits, so I made cupcakes instead with white sweet potatoes!

Yours look great! Keep it up!

Your blog is awesome, too.

Steph said...

I think they look great! I know what you mean about the dough being too dry. I ended up having to add more pumpkin to mind. I was afraid of overworking and had a few flour spots!

Katrina said...

The orange sounds great with these. I made both pumpkin and sweet potato. Liked the pumpkin ones better, but probably because I drizzled a cinnamon icing on them! I added a little cream to the not-moist-enough dough!

Tracey said...

Your biscuits look terrific! I had trouble forming mine even after I added a splash of cream. Oh, and the honey butter? Great idea - must try it soon.

Thanks for sharing that CL recipe - I'm going to give it a shot since I didn't have great luck with this one.

margot said...

Your biscuits look lovely and the honey butter ones sound delicious too! I had the same problem with the dough being a little dry.

pinkstripes said...

YOur biscuits look great. I would like to try a pumpkin version. I'll check out your link.

TeaLady said...

Looks like they came out beautifully. And they rose so much better than my hockey pucks.

Charli said...

Mine didn't rise much either but they sure had a nice flavor. The pumpkin biscuits do look like great risers!