Video:How to Make Yam Biscuitswith Aubrey Franchell
Yam biscuits are a delicious variation on a classic dinner treat. Here is a recipe for buttery, flaky yam biscuits that are sure to please.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Yam Biscuits
Hi, I'm Aubrey for About.com. Today I'm going to show you how to make yam biscuits using a recipe from HomeCooking.About.com.
Ingredients for the Yam Biscuits
Before you begin, you'll need a few ingredients:
- 1/2 cup baked and mashed yams (you can also use sweet potatoes)
- 2 cups of sifted flour
- 1 tablespoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup of milk
Make the Dough for the Yam Biscuits
Start by pouring the sifted flour into a large mixing bowl. Now add the baking powder. Add the sugar. Sprinkle in the salt. Mix the dry ingredients well. Now go ahead and add the shortening to the bowl. Now mix in the mashed yams or sweet potatoes. Beat this mixture thoroughly with an electric mixer. You can also use a whisk if you don't have one.
Continue blending until the dough is crumbly and well mixed. Pour in a portion of the milk, now blend with a spatula not an electric mixer the mixture. Add a little more milk and continue mixing until the ingredients are well-combined.
Roll Out Your Yam Biscuits
Preheat your oven to 450.Flour a clean work surface. Center the dough on your floured surface. Now knead the dough for 30 to 45 seconds. If it is extremely sticky, you can add a little additional flour. When you finish, you will have a slightly moist ball of dough. Flour a baking pin and roll out the dough to a 3/4 inch thickness. You can use a biscuit cutter, party knife, or even a water glass to cut out your biscuits.
Bake the Yam Biscuits
Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Be sure to place them an 1 1/2 inches apart. Place the biscuits on the middle rack of your oven. Bake them at 450 F for 12-15 minutes or until they are flaky and lightly brown on top. This recipe yield 1 dozen biscuits.
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