From: Ashley Inn

Sweet Potato Biscuits (with Orange Butter)

This recipe calls for mashed sweet potatoes. Try baking the potato, then scooping it out to mash it. The flavor is much sweeter than boiled mashed potatoes.

3 Cups mashed sweet potatoes (approximately 2 large potatoes)
1/2 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup butter
4 Cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder

In large bowl, mash potatoes, sugar and butter. In separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to potato mixture, mixing well. Cover, let stand at room temperature at least 4 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out thick (1 inch) on floured board. If dough is too sticky, work in more flour. Cut with biscuit cutter. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Hot Orange Butter:
1 Stick softened butter
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons grated orange rind

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Press into a small serving container. Garnish with fresh flowers. On special occasions at the Ashley Inn, we garnish with handcrafted butter roses.