Sweet Potato Biscuits (TWD)

Tuesday, October 20

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Erin of the blog Prudence Pennywise. Had she not chosen these delightful biscuits, I have overlooked them. I shouldn't be surprised anymore by the wonders of Dorie's book. I don't like biscuits or sweet potatoes but for some reason I found these to be irresistible!
The morning I made these happened to be dreary and blustery with a few slivered snowflakes mixing in with the drizzle. I awoke to the sound of tiny needles hitting my bedroom window. That first snow sealed the deal and I finally had to let go of my beloved warm weather.
Thankfully I had a morning with Dorie and my oven to look forward to! Every time I turn on the oven I feel like I'm with a friend. We have our fights, we're both temperamental, but we know we can always count on each other when it comes to having fun and lifting spirits. The biscuits were extremely simple to put together. But I was still skeptical about the outcome. I really love when I'm not sure about how a recipe will turn out. Sometimes I even prefer not to see a picture, It adds some adventure to the baking process. The dough for these biscuits was very wet and sticky and I was worried that they would be flat, dry, and heavy. Yet when I tried a small piece, it was surprisingly flavourful! I had no idea what to expect. So I put them into the oven and washed dishes as they baked. When the timer went off, I was relieved to see that they had risen nicely and gave off a cozy smell which reminded me of Thanksgiving. But the final test would be the taste. Please bear in mind that I am not too fond of sweet potatoes. I'm odd in the fact that I believe that potatoes should remain in the savory category. So when I bit into one of the biscuits and tasted the subtle sweetness mixed with a warm light cinnamon spice, I was delightfully surprised by how much I liked them. Though not quite as flaky as most biscuits, they had a lovely softness and were not at all dry thanks to the sweet potato. I could almost have gone through the whole batch! They were nice and light and went perfectly with hot tea. Good enough to eat alone, I did spread some strawberry rhubarb jam on mine. I think these would be perfect to serve in the mornings if you have guests over for the holidays. I would like the thank Erin for hosting this week's Tuesdays with Dorie and for choosing something that I may have passed up. If anyone would like the recipe, please visit Erin's blog. It is a fun, colourful site full of amazing recipes. And be sure to visit the other TWD bakers!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, how absolutely gorgeous. I especially love how the dishes look against the pastry.
    Your photos are stunning too :) Just added you to my feed. Hope to chat soon!

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  2. Yours are so great looking !! Bravissima !!!

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  3. I'm with you. Probably would have passed these by on my own. Especially like the jelly biscuit picture.

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  4. You've convinced me. I've wanted to try sweet potato biscuits for along time now and now after reading your delicious descriptions, I know what I'm going to do with the ones that are on my counter. Cannot wait to try these. Thank you so much for this delicious post!

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  5. Yum! YOurs look so good and the jam on top is the one I would gobble up!

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  6. Great job!! Yours look really, really delicious! Nice and puffy!

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  7. Hello, stopping by for the first time from Dorie's site. This is my second week doing TWD. Your biscuits turned out perfectly.

    Nice visiting with you!
    Kindly, ldh

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