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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Bacon Jam Recipe

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Okay, what beat a delicious homemade biscuit?  No, no, don’t actually think about it, it’s a trick question, everyone knows that flaky, delicious goodness has no compare. 

We’ve brought Mark Pollard of Charleston Cooks to show us how to make the perfect biscuit, complete with a little southern flair.  You don’t want to miss this tasty bit.

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Bacon Jam


2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 sweet potato, peeled and grated

6 ozs. cold unsalted butter, cut into 1” chunks

¾ cup buttermilk

1.        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with Silpat.

2.       Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and sweet potato in large bowl.

3.       Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

4.       Add buttermilk into the flour mixture a splash at a time and stir until just combined into soft dough.  You may not use all of the buttermilk.

5.       Place dough onto a floured surface.  Using floured hands, divide, stack and press the dough 3-5 times.  Roll out dough on a floured surface to about ½ inch thickness.  Cut out rounds of desired size.  Place biscuits on the lined baking sheet very close together and to the sides of the pan.

6.       Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

7.       In a small bowl, combine the butter and honey.  Drizzle the honey butter over the warm biscuits.

Bacon Jam

8 slices of bacon, diced

1 onion, peeled and diced

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and pressed or grated

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup coffee

¼ cup maple syrup

1.        Place bacon in a large, cold skillet.  Cook over medium low heat, stirring once, until bacon is crispy and all fat has rendered, about 20 minutes.  Remove bacon from pan.

2.       Add the onions to the pan and cook, stirring once until onions begin to brown, about 5 minutes.

3.       Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

4.       Add vinegar.  Scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula to lift any brown bits, and cook until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 1 minute.

5.       Add the brown sugar, coffee, and maple syrup.  Reduce the heat to low and cook until it begins to thicken, about 20 minutes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6.       To serve, slice each biscuit in half and top with a spoonful of bacon jam.

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