Southern Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • Yield: 25 pieces


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