Sweet Potato Biscuits & the SRC

Today is the reveal day for Group C of the Secret Recipe Club, and there were 2 orphaned bloggers!

We can’t have orphaned bloggers!
So when I was asked if I could make something from one of the blogs, I happily agreed!

I took one look at Kimberly’s blog, Rhubarb & Honey, and I knew I would find something really delish!

It actually worked out great for me, because I was looking for something else to go with our dinner tonight!
We’re having Roasted Broccoli & Cheese Soup, with Kimberly’s Sweet Potato Biscuits!
Yum.  Um double yum!
I have never made biscuits before.  Can you believe that?  Why not?!  They’re sooooo yummy!
This is a really nice recipe with really buttery and rich flavours! 

Sweet Potato Biscuits
Makes 8 biscuits
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup sweet potato puree
1/3 cup buttermilk

  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut in the chilled butter, until it looks like coarse meal, with some pea sized butter pieces remaining.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sweet potato puree and buttermilk.
  • Then add the sweet potato/buttermilk mixture to the flour.
  • Stir with a fork, but don’t over mix.  
  • Then turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead into a ball.  It is supposed to be lumpy – that’s what makes them so buttery and crumbly!
  • Then flatten the ball into a disc shape, about 1 inch thick.  The disc should be big enough to get 8 biscuits cut out of it.
  • Using a biscuit cutter or some other circle shape (like a cup), cut out 8 biscuits.  Make sure to use all the dough.
  • In a preheated 425 degree oven, bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan half way through baking.
  • I bet you could use pumpkin or butternut squash puree with this recipe!  The perfect fall treat!


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  • Reply Jo September 26, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    I was just craving biscuits yesterday and I happen to have sweet potatoes needing to be used in the pantry, I think this is a sign! Great job stepping in!

  • Reply Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It September 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    I love sweet potatoes and have never ventured into baked goods with them! These look fabulous!

  • Reply Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny September 26, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    How sweet of you to post for another blogger in such short notice! I had Kimberly’s fabulous blog Rhubarb and Honey last month and she really does have some great recipes, this is one of them! 🙂

  • Reply Eliotseats September 27, 2011 at 1:25 AM

    I bet the biscuits were great with the soup! I can’t wait to try these–a great fall recipe.

  • Reply Cindy September 27, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    We love biscuits! Hubby has become the official biscuit maker at our house. He has the technique down and has turned out some killer biscuits. I think pumpkin would work–and who doesn’t have a half a can of pumpkin in their fridge right now.

  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner September 27, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    You had NEVER made biscuits? WOW! lol Made ’cause I’m from the States, the land of biscuits and gravy, I just can’t believe that. They are soo easy and delicious. I make them fairly often. Welcome to the wonderful world of flaky goodness. lol

    I’m going to try this recipe very soon. I have a big jar of baby food sweet potatoes. Do you think that would work? I’m thinking they probably would. Anyway, thanks for sharing Jo-Anna! I’ll let you know how they turn out. I might make them tomorrow with some honey mustard curry chicken, carrots and rice. Hmm. Now I’m getting hungry! = )

    ~ Catie

  • Reply Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen September 27, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    I’m shocked you’ve never made biscuits. And you’re so good at it the very first try… More shockingly, i did not realise the 2 opposit definitions of “biscuits” until last year. 🙂

  • Reply marla {family fresh cooking} September 27, 2011 at 5:40 AM

    I can see why you went with these biscuits. Delish! Awesome to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my post from group C – http://su.pr/2rtACr

  • Reply Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen September 27, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    They look so good! I will have to try this recipe out soon!

  • Reply Georgie September 27, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    These look incredible, for sure a double yum! You had me at buttery 😉
    Nice to meet you here on SRC.

  • Reply The Hubby September 27, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Being the guinea pig for Mrs Burbs I can assure you all that they are DEELISH…I nearly ate them all myself!

  • Reply Kimberly September 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Hi Jo Anna,

    First, thank you so much for adopting my orphaned blog! You are a rockstar!

    Your version of these sweet potato biscuits look amazing … you make me want to make them all over again!

    I can’t wait to check out more recipes on your blog … it’s adorable!

    Thanks again!
    ~Kimberly from Rhubarb and Honey

  • Reply Lisa D. September 27, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Perfect for fall! Looks delicious.

  • Reply BigBearswife September 27, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Love these biscuits and love the fact that you adopted Kimberly’s blog for the Reveal day today! you rock!

  • Reply alissa {33shadesofgreen} September 28, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    Yum! I am craving pretty much anything with sweet potatoes of pumpkins at the moment. I’ll have to give these a try.

  • Reply Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking October 2, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    That was very sweet that you volunteered to pick up an orphaned blogger. The biscuits look yummy, and you did a great job!

  • Reply Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    OMG! These look amazing! I’m going to make these tonight to go with dinner!!

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