Tuesday, October 20, 2009
TWD: Sweet Potato Biscuits
This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Sweet Potato Biscuits. The last time I combined sweet potatoes and flour, to make gnocchi, it was a big, bland mess (I guess that’s what I get for thinking I could make my own recipe), and so there was really nowhere to go but up. And it did! Biscuits have always been a baked good I could take or leave, but with the addition of sweet potato, nutmeg, and a little brown sugar they were fantastic! Not only were the biscuits tasty, they were super-quick and simple to make. I misread the instructions and cut my biscuits a little too thin, so they weren’t as puffy as they could be, but still tender and tasty. I used a fresh sweet potato rather than canned, since baking a sweet potato really isn’t that much work (poke holes, bake uncovered at 400 degrees for about forty-five minutes).
I am not a member of the group Craving Ellie in My Belly, but some of the blogs I read are. Last week I read some positive reviews of a Tuscan Vegetable Soup and decided to make it to eat with these biscuits, which was a great dinner. I’ve resisted joining more than two online food-related groups, but I have not been able to refrain from buying a number of cookbooks associated with the various groups; it’s a good thing at least one of them is full of healthy (and delicious) recipes! I definitely recommend Ellie Krieger’s The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life. You can find the recipe for the soup HERE on the Food Network site.
This recipe rated an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 4. Many thanks to Erin from Prudence Pennywise for selecting these biscuits. You can find the recipe on Erin’s site and see what the other bakers thought by visiting the TWD blogroll.