Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Ham

Sweet Potato Biscuits

3 cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
¼ cup shortening
¾ cup mashed, cooked sweet potatoes
1 cup buttermilk

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in sweet potatoes. Add buttermilk, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 4 to 5 times. Roll to ½ inch thickness; cut with a 1 ½ inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve with baked country ham. Yield: about 2 ½ dozen.

Note from Linda:
Sweet potato biscuits and country ham is a favorite served at most southern parties, receptions and of course, Afternoon Tea
You may easily subsitute any good quality baked ham for the country ham.

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