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Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits

Posted by ataraktos on 2011-10-25

I'm still working my way through a weekend abundance of steamed sweet potato. Tonight's orange-ness took the form of these drop biscuits. They're super-tender so they're best after they've cooled a little bit. They also have some noticeable heat, which I found oddly compatible with jam.

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • 1 cup steamed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup plain soy yogurt or butter'milk
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Blend potatoes, agave and soy yogurt/milk in blender until smooth.
  3. Mix dry ingredients.
  4. Cut margarine into dry mix.
  5. Add potato mix to dry mix. (I had to add a little bit of water, but my "soy yogurt" had been drained and was exceptionally thick.)
  6. Makes 5 large drop biscuits - drop onto cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until tops/peaks are turning brown.
  8. Remove from oven, top with vegan margarine if desired. Cool somewhat before serving.
Recipe veganized from this post.