Illustration: Kate T. Williamson
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Sweet Potato Biscuits
Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, then cut in 6 tablespoons cold, diced butter until only pea-size lumps remain. In a second bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup buttermilk, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Add to flour mixture, and mix with your fingers until just combined. On a floured surface, gently press dough into a 3/4-inch-thick circle. Cut out 2 1/2-inch rounds, brush with melted butter, and bake on a greased baking sheet until golden brown on the bottom and puffed, about 20 minutes.
Makes 8 biscuits