2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 pinch (each) cinnamon, nutmeg
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 cup evaporated milk or light cream
2/3 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
Preheat oven to 425°F. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, salt, and spices. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture is mealy. Stir in chopped pecans.
Stir milk into mashed sweet potato and stir into dry flour mixture to form a soft dough. Knead very briefly on a lightly floured board and pat down to a thickness of 1/2-3/4 inch. Cut into 2-1/2 inch rounds with a cookie cutter. Pat extra dough out for extra biscuits. Bake until lightly golden, 12-15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450°F. Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in the Crisco with a pastry blender. Mix in the milk, being careful not to over mix. Kneed gently in a few strokes and roll out to ½-inch thickness. Bake about 10 minutes or until lightly brown.
3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and large diced
1 tsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp butter
¼ cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp flour
½ cup light brown sugar + 2 Tbsp reserved
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
12 large biscuits (I used canned but not flaky layers)
Grease a large (10″) cast iron skillet with butter, set aside.
Put diced apples into a medium sauce pan and sprinkle with lemon juice, stirring to coat. Add in 3 Tbsp butter and heavy cream. Set aside.
In a bowl whisk together flour, ½ cup light brown sugar, cinnamon and ¼ tsp salt. Add this to apples and stir to coat. Heat mixture over medium low heat until apples soften and a thick sauce is created, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place biscuits in pan, completely covering bottom and overlapping slightly, if need be.
Pour apple mixture evenly o top of biscuits and sprinkle with reserved 2 Tbsp pf light brown sugar.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.
Mix powdered sugar and heavy cream in a small bowl until smooth and drizzle on top of biscuits.
2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup 7-up or other lemon lime soda
1/4 cup melted butter
Cut sour cream into biscuit mix, add 7-Up. Makes a very soft dough.
Sprinkle additional biscuit mix on board or table and pat dough out. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 9 inch square pan. Place cut biscuits in pan and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
* You can also make these as drop biscuits in the pan.