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Sweet Potato and Black Pepper Biscuits

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Sweet and peppery biscuits, great for ham sandwiches with a little honey mustard. You can substitute pumpkin or winter squash for the sweet potato."
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27 m servings 210
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 biscuits)


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, pepper, baking soda, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir sweet potatoes and cream into the flour mixture until the dough is soft.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead the dough, turning over about 5 times. Roll to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut 2-inch circles out of dough and arrange on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 210 calories; 12.7 21.5 2.8 34 281 Full nutrition

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Excellent! I made them exactly as directed- and put an egg wash on top. I will make these often!

I liked the taste but for me it needed a lot more pepper. I use fresh cracked rainbow peppercorn

Added more pepper and also cracked some on the tops before they went in the oven. Didn't rise much...maybe I need some new baking powder? But the flavour and texture was awesome and will make a...

Tastes so good, I roasted my sweet potatoes in olive oil , cracked pepper and course salt. And still added more course pepper to the mix and again course salt. Then topped the biscuits with cour...

By the time I took the pic with them in the plate, hubby had eaten 7 of the 12. Yummy!!!

Delicious light, sweet biscuits. Would add more pepper next time as the pepper flavour was very mild.

Consistency and flavor is great. Mine didn't rise much, I tried using more baking powder but still they don't rise

The flavor of these is great. I confess that I wanted all whole wheat flour so I use the baking powder measure from the "Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuit" recipe here on AR (4 tsp) to get a better ri...

I love it, it's so simple. I don't like sweet potatoes so I use Russell instead