Sweet Potato Biscuits With Ham and Honey Butter

Monday, November 12th 2012, 5:37 pm
By: News 9

Sweet Potato Biscuits With Ham and Honey Butter


3 cups flour

2 heaping tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup vegetable shortening

2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 pound of thinly sliced ham

Honey Butter (see below)


Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with a fork or your fingers. Small crumbs should form. Combine sweet potatoes and sugar, mixing well. Add buttermilk. Combine sweet potato and flour mixtures. Blend well. Place on floured surface and roll to 1 inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter but make sure NOT to twist the cutter. This make your biscuits not rise as high! Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet at 400° for 10 minutes or until browned. Brush with melted butter. Split in half and add a slice of ham and some honey butter!

Honey Butter


1stick unsalted butter

3 tablespoons honey

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


Combine the butter, honey, cinnamon, vanilla paste and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Place onto 2 sheets of wax paper in a log and roll. Twist ends and place in refrigerator to harden.