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Herb-Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits

Herb-Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits are an easy delicious biscuit that combines the sweetness of the sweet potato with the savory herb. These biscuits are flaky and buttery with a nice little zing from cayenne pepper.

Buttered sweet Potato Biscuits sitting on a white plate.Am I the only one that wonders where time goes? I remember hearing this as a kid and thinking what are they talking about. In those days, time was measured from birthdays and summer vacation, and time never flew by. I can’t believe it’s Fall, and what is even crazier is Thanksgiving will soon be here. I love planning my Thanksgiving menu. These Herb-Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits will be on my table this year!Herb Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits | Hostess At Heart

I had a large bag of sweet potatoes, and I always think they’re going to last forever only to discover that they’re getting ready to kick up their heels before I’m ready to use them. Once I saw the recipe for these Herb-Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits, it was a no-brainer. They had to grace my Thanksgiving table!Herb Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits | Hostess At Heart

Herb-Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits

Herb-Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits are an easy delicious biscuit that combines the sweetness of the sweet potato with the savory herb. These biscuits are flaky and buttery with a nice little zing from cayenne pepper.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 30 biscuits
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes scrubbed (1 large or 2 medium)
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter cold and diced
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk or cream
  • 30 small herb sprigs such as thyme, rosemary or sage

Instructions

  • Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and microwave approximately 6 minutes, or bake for 1 hour on a baking sheet. When cool to the touch, remove peel and mash. You should have 1-1/2 cups. Refrigerate until chilled
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender.
  • In a small bowl, mix the sweet potato with 1/3 cup of milk. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until all of the flour is incorporated. Refrigerate dough for at least 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. On a well-floured work surface, pat out the dough until it is 1/2 inch thick. Using a 2 inch round or fluted cutter, stamp out as many biscuits as you can and transfer them to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Re-roll the dough and stamp out more biscuits.
  • Mix the egg yolk with the tablespoon of milk.  Brush the tops of the biscuits and press an herb sprig into the top of each one.
  • Bake the biscuits for about 20 minutes, or until golden.

Notes

Featured in Food & Wine as contributed by Susan Spungen Nov 2005
Make Ahead: Once cooled, the biscuits can be frozen in a resealable plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. Bake frozen biscuits in a 350 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 100mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2165IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.3mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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These biscuits are easy to make and just delicious. You can definitely taste the sweet potatoes and I just loved the crispy flakiness. They also have a hint of cayenne pepper that makes you wonder where that little zing comes from. I do recommend that you eat them when they are warm or at room temperature. They are best fresh. They can be made in advance, frozen raw and then baked too.

Do you have family recipes that you put on your table every year? At my table is always homemade dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy and turkey of course. After that, I’ll throw in a new salad or veggie sometimes. Regardless, we always have to have that bread!

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Monday 16th of November 2015

Oh these looks amazing! Pinned! I have been looking for some breakfast ideas for thanksgiving breakfast!

Julie Menghini

Monday 16th of November 2015

Thank you! They are really yummy!

Lily

Saturday 7th of November 2015

I love sweet potatoes, so I know I would love these biscuits, plus I'm always on the look out for savory baking recipes to change things up. Pinned for later!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 7th of November 2015

Thank you Lily! I really enjoyed these little biscuits!