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.

26 comments:

Amanda said...

I agree they were very easy and had a nice flavor. I will probably try them again :

Clivia said...

I've been thinking about that soup all week too. I'll have another look at the recipe. Your biscuits look lovely. Mine were a flat flop. On to next week!

vibi said...

Those are truly beautiful! How nice to get such great looking results with minimal efforts huh? :)

Pamela said...

Wasn't Ellie's soup tasty? I tell ya, I really haven't had anything terrible from that cookbook. I'm looking forward to her next one. Anyway...nice biscuits! They turned out great.

Flourchild said...

I love the stacked biscuits, nice! Im sure they went well with that yummy soup!

jillbert said...

I'm not a big biscuit fan either, but you make them sound really tasty and they look great.

I bookmarked that soup to make after I read all the good reviews of it!

SUGAR B said...

Beautiful all around!

I am not a biscuit fan either, I mean, is that really a dessert?

Yours look darn good though and I might just eat that soup . . . it's staring at me!

spike. said...

Those look perfect- and perfect to have with soup for dinner! nice

Megan said...

Hmmm - yours look so perfect, it's making me rethink my decision.

Naahh.....I'll stick with chocolate!

JoAnn Freda said...

These sound wonderful and a great way to turn soup into a special meal. The thinner (flatter?) biscuits look just fine to me and I kind of like the idea of eating two for the calorie cost of one. Are there any great cookbooks on your Amazon wish list?

Tracey said...

I love that top photo Margot! You should see about getting Dorie to include it in the book so everyone knows what these are supposed to look like :) Great job!

I love Ellie's book! I don't own it, but I borrow it from the library all the time.

Leslie said...

I'm so glad these were such a success, and I think they would have been a great combo with the soup. It's so good to read someone who was successful with the biscuits and liked them too!

Kayte said...

I thought that was the Tuscan Soup I saw lurking in the background! I am making another batch tomorrow so we can dish it up now and again, it was so good! These biscuits would taste really nice with that soup! How did you get all the height on yours? I tried...twice! Still did not get the height I wanted, but you did! Great post, love the photos!

Romaine said...

I'm thinking I need that cookbook. Just added it to my Amazon list. Really enjoyed reading your post.

p.s.We seem to think alike about cream cheese frosting (in post re: cookies). I also like it on cinnamon rolls but not on cookies.

kudoskookies said...

Your biscuits look delish! The soup looks pretty darn tasty as well. Such a healthy meal. Makes me feel healthier just looking at it.

Rachel said...

Your biscuits look great! (And the soup).

Amber Marie said...

These look great! Sounds like a perfect combination with the soup. I also fixed vegetable soup with the biscuits. These cooking blog groups can be addictive!

AmyRuth said...

Ummm yum soup and biscuits sound ridiculously good. Great choice. My darn sweet tooth always goes in the sweet direction. Wish I could have put my blinders on and added savory like you did. hehe Well I think yours look wonderful just so pretty. I was afraid of overmixing so mine were a little mottled. oh well, its just food. hehe
Thanks for stopping by.
AmyRuth

lasinthekitchen said...

Your biscuits look really nice and I think they rose quite nicely! Did you have to make any other adjustments using the fresh yams vs the canned? Just wondering if the dough would be easier to handle with fresh yams. I love the flavor of these but not the sticky dough!

Cakelaw said...

Your biscuits look great Margot, and would have been lovely with the Tuscan soup.

Melissa said...

Your biscuits look great! I'm glad they tasted good! I've attempted to make gnocchi too without good results - it's a hard thing to make!

Jacque said...

I'll bet these would have been perfect with soup. Good idea! They both look fantastic :)

thewhimsicalcupcake.wordpress.com said...

i can't say no to online baking groups. i joined the martha's cupcakes (thank goodness they only post once week) and i'm doing the brown paper package thing for the holiday season. yippee!!!

your biscuits look divine!

TeaLady said...

Yes, easy. Yours look great.

Flourchild said...

I think the weight lifting is hard for us ladies more then the cardio..I make myself do it three days a week. I get so sore but keep pushing on! I hope you will find some joy in it! I guess the nice toned arms and legs are a good incentive to keep me going!

Sweet as Coco said...

Soup is a good idea! I loved these too!