Sweet Potato Biscuits

I love sweet potato biscuits. So I decided to include a recipe here for them. This is a pretty good one. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup mashed, cooked sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening


In a medium bowl, mix together sweet potato, sugar, egg, and butter until smooth. Stir in milk and set aside.

Sift together together flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of dry mixture. Add sweet potato mixture and stirt until juscombined.

Turn out onto a well-floured surface. Knead gently for 10 to 12 strokes.

Roll or pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Reroll as necessary. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on a large baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 16 to 18 biscuits.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Rick

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