Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TWD: Sweet Potato/Squash Biscuits


So, after an extended break, I'm back on the TWD train. I was really excited for this recipe- i love all things sweet potato! But I have to say I jinxed myself on this one. While getting ready to bake them, I told my husband and my mom that I hadn't had a recipe that really turned out bad from Dorie's cookbook. Until now (actually I take that back, the arborio rice pudding was also a clunker). We had leftover roasted sweet potato and squash and I was excited to use that for these biscuits. Maybe because they were roasted, not steamed, the mixture was dry. I added a teeny bit of milk, which made the dough come together but perhaps they were overworked because these biscuits didn't "puff." They were flat and a little chewey, like some other experienced. They tasted alright though, alongside a bowl of beef chili with all the fixin's. This week's recipe was chosen by Erin of Prudence Pennywise. Check out the recipe on her blog or on page 26 of Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think the canned ones would be more, um, mushy? than roasted ones. I used canned pumpkin and it worked out pretty well, other than I should have upped the amount of sugar. I think pumpkin must be less sweet than sweet potato.

SUGAR B said...

You know what? You weren't the only one who experienced that mishap.

And I wouldn't worry about it . . there are plenty of other Dorie recipes which I am sure (knock on wood) will be keepers!

I stayed away from biscuits and made cupcakes instead with pureed white sweet potatoes!

bus said...

The sweet potato biscuits looks really very sweet....

TeaLady said...

Good idea to use the sweet potatoes and the squash.

mine were also flat. Flaky but flat

Not a keeper. (And my rice failed too)