Friday, October 24, 2014

Cornbread Biscuits and Sweet Potato Biscuits

                                      Cornbread Biscuits
Total : 55 minutes

Add your own signature spin with a few teaspoons of your favorite herb, such as thyme or rosemary.

3                  cups self-rising soft-wheat flour
1/2              cup yellow self-rising cornmeal mix
1/4              cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1/4              cup shortening, cut into pieces
1-1/2           cups buttermilk
1                 teaspoon yellow cornmeal
2                 tablespoons butter, melted

1.         Preheat oven to 500°. Whisk together first 2 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter and shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles small peas and dough is crumbly. Cover and chill 10 minutes. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

2.         Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times. Pat dough into a 3/4-inch-thick circle.

3.         Cut dough with a well-floured 2 1/2-inch round cutter, rerolling scraps as needed. Sprinkle cornmeal on ungreased baking sheets; place biscuits on baking sheets. Lightly brush tops with 2 Tbsp. melted butter.

4.         Bake at 500° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

                                Sweet Potato Biscuits

Prep / Total time : 40     minutes Makes        1 dozen

These slightly sweet and oh-so-tender biscuits pair nicely with ham, sausage, or bacon.

2                cups all-purpose flour
1/4             cup firmly packed brown sugar
1                tablespoon baking powder
3/4             teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/2             cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1/2             cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1/2             cup cold whipping cream
**Parchment paper **
**Vegetable cooking spray**
2               tablespoons whipping cream
2               teaspoons granulated sugar

1.             Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 4 ingredients and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles small peas and dough is crumbly. Freeze 5 minutes.

2.            Stir together sweet potatoes and 1/2 cup whipping cream. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

3.           Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface (mixture will be crumbly); knead 1 minute. Pat dough into a 3/4-inch-thick circle. Cut dough with a well-floured 2 1/2-inch round cutter, rerolling scraps as needed.

4.            Line baking sheets with parchment paper; lightly grease paper with cooking spray. Place biscuits 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Brush tops of biscuits with 2 Tbsp. whipping cream.

5.            Stir together granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle dough rounds with sugar mixture.

6.            Bake at 450° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. That's a great snack! I love using sweet potatoes in it!

    1. Hi Medeja , we have them with breakfast , or like you say a snack . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Dear Nee,
    Biscuits, oh my they are amazing! Who doesn't love biscuits? Yours look delicious and I like the idea of the sweet potato ones. Yes, you can have them with, ham, sausage, bacon, and even chicken. Yummy...These are perfect, to make for Thanksgiving too. We have some time to make them and see which one the family loves, then we can serve them for a holiday. I like to see recipes a head of time...Thanks for sharing the scrumptious biscuits, dear friend....Have a blessed weekend with your family....
    Dottie :)

    1. Good morning Dottie ,
      Homemade foods is a passion of mine , I also love to bake , I also love having them with butter and jelly .
      I make biscuits at least twice a week , sometime breakfast or dinner . If I wait to bake these on holidays ... I daresay there is are holidays at my house 3 or 4 times a week ;- D . I can make a batch of biscuits in no time flat .
      Dottie , my family is not picky , they eat anything that don't wiggle on their plates . I try to cook healthy ... I cut back on a lot of starchy foods and red meat . Thanks for stopping by :) Blessing dear Dottie ~Nee~ :)

  3. Dear Nee, Biscuits don't last long on the table, especially when they are fresh out of the oven. I love biscuits with butter. The sweet potato biscuits are one I have never tried. I will be sure to try this recipe since I just happen to love sweet potatoes. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. Dear Catherine ... how right you are dear and with the smell of biscuits you don't have to say come and get it ;- D . They have French Fried Sweet potatoes , so I thought how about biscuits . They was a hit with the family . Thanks for stopping by and blessing to you and your family ~Nee~ ;-D


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