Sweet Potato-Bacon Biscuits

Total Time:
38 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
18 min

Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, drained and crumbled
  • 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet and set aside.

  • In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the butter and work in with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • In a bowl, whip the sweet potatoes with the brown sugar until very smooth. Add to the flour mixture and mix in lightly but thoroughly with your fingers. Add 3/4 cup of the buttermilk and the bacon and gently work to make a smooth dough, slightly sticky, being careful not to overwork and adding more liquid as needed 1 teaspoon at a time.

  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat out into a large rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 10 large biscuits and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and risen, 15 to 18 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and serve hot with butter.


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