Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sweet Potato Biscuits

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.


  1. You've almost inspired me to bake...almost. When the exhaustion wears off, I'll have to try this recipe. I'm not a big biscuit eater, but I'm wondering if it's just because I haven't found the right recipe (good philosophy for life, eh?).

  2. I see these in my baking future...especially during the winter break where one actually has time for such things.

    I haven't been too experimental in the kitchen as of late. I'm just trying to get through these last seven school days. The kids are NUTS; both my own and my 22 at work.

  3. This looks like a wonderful recipe and is a nice change from the norm. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ooo! I've never heard of SWEET POTATO biscuits before! I'll definitely be bookmarking both recipes to try. Thanks for sharing :) Maybe I can try them this winter, too. Happy baking :)

  5. Sweet potato biscuits are an all-time favorite in this household. I used to sneak them to my kids without them knowing just how good-for-them they are. Yum. We're getting into the Christmas baking swing around here....Lots of sweets.

  6. About a week ago, I was on a major sweet potato kick. I ate so many! The funny thing is, I never used to like them. I'll have to pick up some more next time I go to the store. And then try these biscuits!

  7. These look wonderful!

    Let's see. Smittenkitchen has a recipe up now for garlic roasted mushrooms that looks awesome. I see that in my future!


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