Sweet Potato Biscuits
Adding sweet potato to biscuits helped the flavor but hurt the texture. We set out to solve the dilemma.
Why This Recipe Works
For our Sweet Potato Biscuits recipe, we started with a traditional biscuit recipe and slowly traded buttermilk for sweet potato until we discovered we didn’t need any buttermilk at all. A dash of cider vinegar made up for the buttermilk tang and also lightened up the biscuits. We tried incorporating the sweet potatoes raw, boiled, baked, and from a can before we settled on an extended stay in the microwave. This concentrated their flavor and released most of their moisture. All-purpose flour yielded biscuits that were a little too tough. We found biscuits made with cake flour to be far more tender.
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