Tuesday, 6 May 2008
I am always open to new ways to use traditional ingredients, now this vegetable already presents to us in its name that it is "sweet" so why not in fact use it within a "sweet" recipe. So here is a slight adaption to the traditional potato recipe in the form of a little healthy treat!
This mixture makes around 18 biscuits...
RECIPE: Bouncy oven baked sweet potato biscuits with a hint of cinnamon, the perfect accompaniment for afternoon tea or a simple healthy snack.
You will need:
3/4 mashed and cooked sweet potatoes
3 spoons of butter, melted
2/3 cup skimmed milk
2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Nonfat cooking spray
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
1. Boil and simmer the sweet potatoes in a saucepan, to cook quickly peel and cube into inch pieces then cook until tender. Drain thoroughly then mash with a fork or potato masher in a large bowl
2. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
3. Add a small amount of butter and milk into the potatoes
4. Then add 1-3/4 cups of the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix until combined
5. Add the rest of the 1/4 cup of flour and mix well
6. This should form a dough turn this out on a floured surface and knead 5-6 times
7. Roll dough flat to half-inch thickness
8. Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter (I have a love heart shape!) to cut out the biscuits from the dough or if you don't have a cutter... no fear... use a sharp knife to cut biscuits into 2-inch square pieces!
9. Spray a baking sheet with nonfat cooking spray then place biscuit pieces close together on the sheet you could also use greaseproof paper
10. Brush the top of each biscuit with skimmed milk then lightly sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg if you wish... perhaps some coconut would also work well!
11. Finally bake biscuits for about 15 minutes or until golden.
This recipe makes a refreshing change in taste to normal cookie biscuits with the upside of sweet potatoes being so good for you! So if you are having guests round then go on give them something to really digest!