Southern Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • Yield 25 pieces

This southern sweet biscuit is a delightful treat.


1 cup (heaping) mashed baked sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup shortening
2 cups self-rising flour, sifted
1/2 cup buttermilk


  1. Combine the sweet potatoes, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and mix well.  Cut the shortening into the flour in a bowl.  Add the sweet potato mixture and stir just until blended.  Add the buttermilk gradually and mix just until moistened.  Roll out the dough on a floured work surface and cut with the biscuit cutter.  Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake in a preheated 400F oven for 20 minutes or until light brown.  Serve alone or cut in half horizontally and fill and sliced ham.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Lake Charles Marshes to Mansions (Junior League of Lake Charles, Louisiana, 2007)





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