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You sweet but you ain't Jack Sweet Potato Biscuits
Prep Time: 30-45 minutes
Author: Donna's Deelites
Recipe Type: Bread
- 1/4 cup of Crisco shortening butter flavor, chilled
- 2 cups of Presto cake flour (this brand already has the salt and leavening agent in the mix) plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of sweet potato pureed and chilled (if you don’t want to cook whole sweet potato like I did, get you some jars sweet potato of baby food)
- 1/3 cup of buttermilk
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of Jack Daniels whiskey
- 1/2 stick of butter
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and move rack to lowest shelf.
- Sift your flour, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a large bowl.
- With a pastry blender, cut that shortening in.
- In small bowl, whisk sweet potatoes, buttermilk and vanilla together.
- Stir the sweet potato mix quickly into your flour mixture until combined. Don't overmix.
- Turn that dough onto a floured surface and knead gentle five or six times.
- Roll out that dough to 1 inch thickness and cut out those biscuits. I use a glass but if you got a biscuit cutter use it to cut those biscuits out.
- Next, place those biscuit tight in a greased pan and bake those biscuits in your preheated oven on the lower rack.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown, rotating those biscuits 10 minutes into their baking time.
- While those biscuit are in the oven, go ahead and make that Jack Daniel Butter. Just like marriage, these biscuits call for some strong love; wine is fine but liquor is quicker.
- Mix that Jack Daniels and brown sugar on the stove, stir it until mixture is bubbling and the alcohol had burned off.
- Pour the bubbling mixture over ½ stick of butter in a heat-safe bowl. Mix together and place bowl in refrigerator to cool completely.
- Once cooled, spread liberally on biscuits hot from the oven.
Notes: Jack Daniels Butter can be made ahead so it is ready when those biscuits are ready to be served.