Eastern Shore of Virginia Recipes

MaMa's Sweet Potato Biscuits

Provided by Martha Simpson

MaMa's Sweet Potato Biscuits

(Recipe used by Sallye Silverthorn Middleton 1885-1970.)

1 heaping c. mashed sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
3 c. flour
3 tsp. "yeast powder" (baking powder)

Boil potatoes in skins, peel and mash. Add sugar, salt, and shortening to warm potatoes.
Sift flour and yeast powder together. Add to potato mixture.
Add water to make consistency of biscuit dough.
Knead a few times to make smooth. Form into biscuits.
Bake at 450 degrees about 12-15 minutes until light brown.

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