Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TWD - Sweet Potato Biscuits


How can I call them a failure when they tasted so good?

I love biscuits. I've made them many times, often with self-rising flour. Biscuits are a cinch. Yet -- when I added the freshly made and mashed sweet potatoes to the mix, the dough turned into a heavy, sticky mass that I knew wouldn't rise.

You know what they say, when life hands you flat disks of sweetness, make icing! That's exactly what I did. With a generous amount of cinnamon drizzle, these turned into a delicious dessert. The drizzle recipe was simply five parts icing sugar to one part cinnamon, with just enough warm milk to make a drizzle-able paste.

Many thanks to the awesome and unique Erin of the blog Prudence Pennywise for choosing this recipe. Please check out her blog. She is the hostess with the mostess.


38 comments:

  1. Hey, thanks for the nice write up! Boy those sure do look good and what a great blog you've got here!

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  2. Good idea with the icing! They look wonderful :)

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  3. Well, you surely don't call them a failure! They certainly don't look like it from here, anyways! Especially with all those special toppings you've added... they look totaly mouthwatering!

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  4. Ciao ! Their look is great I'm sorry about the taste ! Thanks for the tips !

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  5. Cinnamon drizzle? Did you make that yourself? If so, I would love the recipe. Looks scrumptious.

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  6. Well, you turned them into something even more wonderful than they already were! Cinnamon drizzle sounds divine. :o)

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  7. I love what you did with your biscuits! We thought they were delicious too.

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  8. wow, way to roll with the punches! They look excellent

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  9. excellent save! The dessert looks wonderful and that cinnamon drizzle looks over the top good! Im thinking it would be excellent on pancakes, waffles, french toast..even inmy latte! Nice job girl!

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  10. Great idea with the cinnamon drizzle!

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  11. Best idea I have seen yet! These look marvelous!

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  12. Looks so yummy! The icing makes them look so tempting! :)

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  13. Cinnamon drizzle? Brilliant! These could go either way, sweet or savory, and I like your way best!

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  14. Whoa, think I'd like one of yours. They sound divine! Yes, I think a baked sweet potato with a little butter and brown sugar is like dessert anyway.

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  15. That icing was a BRILLIANT idea!

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  16. Love the icing idea. I actually only had baking powder, not baking soda, and they actually rose nicely.

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  17. They're not failures - they're a "new creation" - and a great one at that! How ingenius - they look fantastic with the drizzled cinnamon - perfect spice to pair with them. Nicely done!!!

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  18. Yes make icing! I love that! :)

    And they look delicious!

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  19. Clivia...what an awesome save! These biscuits look awesome!!!!

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  20. The drizzle? Great idea. Mine just got tossed.

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  21. They look great! That drizzle looks so yummy...

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  22. that's a fab idea! cinna drizzle sounds perfect with these!

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  23. Failure? Not a chance.

    Resounding success? Absolutely.

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  24. Cinnamon drizzle sounds like the perfect choice to turn these from OK to fantastic! YUM!

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  25. Great minds--I made a cinnamon icing, too!
    Way to make it work--they look tasty!

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  26. Beautiful job! You get the award for most creative save this week! Cinnamon drizzle sounds like something I'd enjoy on lots of desserts.

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  27. Great job! I love that you worked with your biscuits to turn them into someone even more fabulous - the drizzle was a wonderful idea!

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  28. Way to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! I say if you enjoyed it, it can't be a failure, plus yours look very posh!

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  29. The cinnamon drizzle is a great idea that I'll be stealing! Thanks.

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  30. Way to make those work for you! The drizzle sounds nice. And even if they are flatter than normal, if they taste good, who cares! They look perfect to me.

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  31. Genius! I love what you did to them.

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  32. These look incredible Clivia - even better than the recipe!

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  33. Great idea with the icing! Mine didn't turn out, either, but I think it's because I screwed up the potato proportions. Me not good at math.

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  34. How come when my biscuits fail they are inedible hockey pucks, but yours become lovely, delicious dessert?

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  35. drizzle!! Perfect.

    Mine also very flat. Sweet Potato Discs!!

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  36. I dont think it is what they look like but how they taste that counts. your icing was a great way to make them look fab though

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  37. Yes, rising was definitely a problem with this recipe. But your sweet version looks absolutely delicious.

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  38. Oh wow, the cinnamon drizzle adds a little bit of decadance to these, yum!

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