Monday, February 6, 2012

SWEET POTATO BISCUITS

1 cup all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp shortening
1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
milk

Sift dry ingredients together.  Cut in shortening.  Add sweet potatoes; mix well.  Add enough milk gradually to make a soft dough; knead for a few strokes.  Roll dough 1/2-inch thick; cut in rounds.  Place on baking sheet.  Bake in 450-degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  Serve hot.

Note: I was told in 1969, "this is a very old 'down east' North Carolina recipe.  It has been used by the natives since the days of the early English settlers arrival in this country.  That's the story I got with the recipe.  I can neither deny or confirm the validity of it.

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