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Soft Sweet Potato Biscuits

This was one of my great-grandmother's favorite recipes. I'm 87, so you can bet this recipe has stood the test of time! I like to make these biscuits often during winter since they're a good complement to any hearty meal...very tasty when served hot with butter!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening and sweet potatoes until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough milk just until dough clings together. Knead lightly on a floured surface.
  • Roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. biscuit cutter and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 115 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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