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Sweet Potatoe Biscuits Recipe

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Country Living
Added: Wednesday, October 14, 2009


2 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon(s) baking powder
1/8 teaspoon(s) allspice
1/8 teaspoon(s) ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/4 cup(s) packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup(s) unsalted butter, chilled
1/4 cup(s) shortening, chilled
1 1/2 cup(s) sweet potatoes, mashed
2 tablespoon(s) milk

1.Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Sift the flour, baking powder, allspice, cloves, and salt in a large bowl. Use the tips of your fingers to blend in the brown sugar.
2.Cut in the chilled butter and shortening with a pastry cutter or pulse in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse, crumbly meal. Then stir in the mashed sweet potatoes and knead until the dough just holds together.
3.Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently for 1 minute, adding a little flour as necessary to incorporate all the ingredients.
4.Pat the dough in a 1/2-inch circle and let it rest, covered with a clean towel, for 10 to 15 minutes.
5.Cut out the biscuits with a 2-inch round cutter dipped in flour. Gather the scraps, pat out again, and cut into biscuits. Arrange them about 3/4-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet and brush the tops with milk. Bake until golden brown -- 10 to 12 minutes. Cool the biscuits on a rack.




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