Sweet Potato Cakes (Biscuits)

This is an easy to work with dough and it makes tasty biscuits!

2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (canned is fine)
1/2 cup vegetable (canola) oil
1/2 cup milk

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Take out a baking sheet and set aside.

Meanwhile, sift all the dry ingredients together, set aside. With a fork, mix the sweet potatoes, oil and milk together, then mix into the dry ingredients with the fork only until the mixture holds together.  Turn the dough out onto a light floured surface and with lightly floured hands, knead the dough just about 10 times – just until it is smooth. Roll or pat to 1/4″ thick and cut out biscuit rounds, or whatever shape you wish. Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 20-22 minutes.

Sweet Potato Pie

Even if you don’t care for sweet potatoes, chances are you’ll like this pie.

Gingersnap Cookies Crust:
25 gingersnap cookies
4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) melted butter

1 good sized sweet potato, peeled &; chunked
1 1/2 Tsp. flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 tsp. ginger
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. (or a pinch) of ground cloves
1/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 Tbsp. melted butter

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse until fine. Or you can place in a zip lock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Put them in a bowl and stir in the melted butter. Press crumb mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate or tin. Bake for 12 minutes. Set aside.

Then turn the oven up to 375 degrees. Peel and chunk the potato, place it into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain.

Combine the flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a bowl and set them aside.
Put the drained potatoes into the an electric mixer bowl, or a large bowl. Add the sugar, eggs, and condensed milk. Mix them until combined, then add the other 3 Tbsp. of butter. Add the flour mixture and combine. Pour this filling into the crust and bake until it’s set – this takes about 35 minutes. Place on cooling rack. Serve at room temperature. Dig in!