Cooking With Cops: Sweet Potato Biscuits
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 tasty in the kitchen? So here’s one of my favorites—sweet potato biscuits—all the way from the good people of Bridgeville, Delaware. As Sheriff Andy Taylor would say, “They’re some kinda’ good!”
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
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 top of each biscuit.
Makes approximately 2 1/2 to 3 dozen mouth-watering biscuits.