This week’s TWD was chosen by Erin of Prudence Pennywise: sweet potato biscuits! I love both sweet potatoes and biscuits so I figured the combination couldn’t be anything but terrific. I didn’t even wait until the last minute to make these, though I really can’t take any credit for being on the ball: Kayte of Grandma’s Kitchen Table convinced me to bake them along with her last Thursday. It was a pleasant change not to be scrambling to make the TWD recipe on Monday night or Tuesday morning, but procrastination is what I do so I have little faith that I’ll be able to stay ahead of the game for more than a week 🙂
Here’s the thing about making biscuits: I stink at it! I suspect I generally underwork the dough in an effort to avoid overworking it. As a result, my biscuits never quite look right. When a few of us shared photos of our sweet potato biscuits last week, mine were the only ones that were speckled and, well, just sort of odd looking! I think I try to cut the biscuits before fully bringing the dough together, but who knows. I need a biscuit teacher to visit my house and diagnosis the problem!
I halved the recipe this week and added a bit of milk (probably a few teaspoons) to my dough because my sweet potatoes didn’t have a lot of moisture. I’d heard that some of the TWD’ers were having trouble with their biscuits not rising in the oven, but mine did puff a bit. I wish this was one of the recipes that had a photo in the book because I’m very curious to see what these look like when Dorie makes them. As for the flavor, they were good, but perhaps not as good as I’d hoped. I did enjoy them more the second and even third day though. That said, I think I’ll probably leave the biscuit-making to the pros.