sweet potato-bacon biscuits

Sweet potato-bacon biscuits are perfect for pairing with a hot bowl of soup, and special enough to serve with any holiday or celebratory meal.

Preheat oven to 450° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, brown sugar, kosher salt, cream of tartar and cayenne pepper. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheddar cheese and bacon. Make a well in the center of flour mixture.

In small bowl, combine milk and sweet potato. Add sweet potato mixture to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until combined. Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface. Knead gently for 12 strokes. Roll dough to a 3/4-inch thick rectangle. Cut into 8 square pieces.

Place biscuits one inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm with honey butter or your favorite fruit preserves. Makes 8 sweet potato-bacon biscuits (2 biscuits per serving).



3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup butter
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and coarsely chopped


Number of servings: 4

Cooking time: 12 minutes