Sweet Potato Biscuits
(taken from Wonder time magazine)
This isn't a dessert, but was something new and different I decided to try and is a great new sweet potato side dish!
2 to 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Heat oven to 400. Scrub sweet potatoes, prick several times with a fork, and microwave them until tender, at least 10 minutes. Slice in half and scoop the hot flesh out of the skins, add to a mixing bowl, along with the butter. Using an electric mixer, whip together potatoes and butter until well combined, about two minutes. Beat in sugars, salt and spices. Let mixture cool for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile stir together flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to potato mixture and use a fork to combine well. You may have to knead the dough a bit by hand at the end. (My dough was actually quite soft... I may have used a little too much sweet potato, so I just added more flour, until it seemed "doughy" enough). On a floured surface, roll or pat the dough into an 8x8 inch square about 3/4 inch thick. Cut out 2 inch square biscuits. (Making them square means you can use all the dough in one go, rather than rerolling it).
Place the dough squares 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake until they're golden brown on the bottom and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 15 to 20 minutes.