I admit this is a selfish post, just have to have it on this website. I am a sweet potato jacks, sweet potato casserole, sweet potato pie and sweet potato biscuit eater and maker so it was love at first sight when I saw the image of this lovely stack of none other than sweet potato pancakes. Click for Recipe
The Sweet Potato is a well loved in many cultures. Sweet potatoes very early became popular in the islands of the Pacific Ocean, spreading from Polynesia to Japan and the Philippines. One reason is that they were a reliable crop in cases of crop failure of other staple foods due to typhoon flooding. They are featured in many favorite dishes in Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and other island nations. Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and some other Asian countries are also large sweet potato growers. Uganda (the third largest grower after Indonesia), Rwanda, and some other African countries also grow a large crop which is an important part of their peoples’ diets. North and South America, the original home of the sweet potato, together grow less than three percent of the world’s supply
In some fashion or another it makes it way on holiday dinner tables. Here are five recipes that will have your guests begging for more:
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- Ms. Ruby’s Sweet Potato pie- This was a favorite of Former Pres. Bill Clinton.
Bubor Cha Cha is a porridge dessert with pieces of yam or colored dough in a sweetened broth. Sometimes it’s made with tapioca which is how I like it. I also like it creamy and with lots of coconut milk!
As a teenager, I use to dream of opening a restaurant which would feature the sweet potato prominently on the menu. My family made sweet potato jacks which is an empanada filled with sweet potato, sweet potato pie and sweet potato biscuits. This Sweet potato Biscuit Recipe is from my paternal family side – MCCN Editor, Crystal Johnson
- 3 cups (325 grams) all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 3 to 5 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 cup (113 grams) coldunsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 medium size sweet potato boil until soft. Then let cool
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
Mix dry ingredients with butter into mixer. Use a dough hook. As it mixes it will begin to build into a ball. Add sweet potato and egg little by little. Flour the surface you are going to use then use rolling pin over your dough mixture. Use biscuit cutter, round cookie cutter or mouth of a glass to cut biscuits. Place in pan and cook at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes.