Tonight we made a big salad for dinner. It was a nice change from all of the soups and rich holiday food we've been eating. We needed a little something more, though. It's been bitterly cold (for Kentucky) lately. So when we got home tonight with cold noses and toes, we needed something more than salad. Luckily I remembered that I had some sweet potato biscuits squirreled away in the freezer. In twenty minutes we had steaming hot biscuits to accompany our salad. Perfect.
I've tried a couple of sweet potato biscuit recipes lately. One is from here. Stephanie's biscuit photos are beautiful. Swoon-worthy. Her recipe is top-notch, too. It makes a savory biscuit that would be great accompanying soup (we had ours with miso sweet potato soup) or alongside a salad.
I also tried a recipe that my mom passed along to me. It's from a restaurant called Blue Pete's in Virginia Beach where she ate sometime around 1978. She'd saved the sweet potato biscuit recipe all these years and to my knowledge never made it. I thought the time had come. When I had her over for dinner a couple of weeks ago I made the Blue Pete's recipe. It was definitely a hit. This recipe makes biscuits that are a bit on the sweet side. We had them with dinner, but I think they would be better for breakfast. You could even play up the sweetness by adding a little cinnamon to the dough or serving them with maple syrup.
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Have you tried any new recipes lately? I'd love to hear about them.
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P.S. To all of you lovely readers who have left comments lately: Thank you. They always make my day! Soon (oh so soon) I will be on winter break and can't wait to visit your blogs once again. See you then.