A Recipe From the Writers’ Police Academy: Sweet Potato Biscuits

A recipe from the WPA


Okay, folks, the weekend’s here so it’s time to step outside the crime scene tape, put away the fingerprint powders and brushes, and relax. And what better way to kick back than to whip up something good in the kitchen? So here’s one of my favorites—sweet potato biscuits. As Sheriff Andy Taylor would say, “They’re some kinda’ goo…ood!”

Sweet Potato Biscuits


– 2 cups warm, mashed, boiled sweet potatoes

– 1/2 cup melted butter

– 2 tsp. baking powder

– 3 cups sifted flour

– 3/4 cup sugar

– 1 tsp. salt

The Process

Pre-heat oven to 425.

Sift flour and baking powder. Mix warm sweet potatoes with sugar, salt, and butter. Add flour to potato mixture and mix thoroughly.

Roll on slightly-floured bread board until approximately 1/2 inch thick.

Cut with biscuit cutter (or inverted juice glass, water glass, etc.) and place on baking sheet.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until nicely browned and done. Brush melted butter across the tops and watch them disappear.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 to 3 dozen mouth-watering biscuits.


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Now, a little Writer’s Police Academy business.

We Need Your Books!

Yes, it’s that time of the year when I start begging (bugging) everyone for signed books and other goodies for the Writers’ Police Academy’s raffle/silent auction.

In the past, we’ve received items such as cell phones, oil paintings, quilts, basket material, signed TV scripts, and much, much more.

Proceeds from the auction are combined with overall profits which are then donated to our host college/academy. Starting this year those funds go to the Writers’ Police Academy Scholarship Fund. The fund is to provide financial aid for students of criminal justice (degree), and law enforcement, firefighting, and EMS certification programs.

So far, thanks to your generosity, we’ve given over $60,000!

So I thank each of you for your support. The raffle/auction is a huge hit each year.

So won’t you please help us help the people who see to it that writers “get it right.” After all, these are the same professionals who’ve dedicated their lives to helping and protecting others. A small contribution from us is the least we can do, right?

Please contact me at lofland32@msn.com if you can help out.

By the way, we’ve secured a few more slots for the Writers’ Police Academy. This is by far the largest and most exciting event we’ve ever put together. I hope to see all of you there. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

This is not a watered down citizen’s police academy. It’s the real deal!


Again, please help if you can. Thanks so much.

We are also seeking sponsors. It’s great PR for you and your work!

*Contact me at lofland32@msn.com