Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuits
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 whole milk
1/2 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
4 slices cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and reserve.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. On reserved baking sheet, place biscuits one inch apart. Bake until lightly browned, 12 minutes. Serve warm with honey-butter or fruit preserves.
Credits: Harvey Morris