Cinnamon Yam Biscuits

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 18 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 7 biscuits


2 cups unbleached flour
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup butter, cut up into small pieces (1 stick)
1 cup mashed yam, cooked
6 -7 tablespoons milk (or more)


1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2 In a large bowl, combine the flour, (sugar,) baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Stir well. Cut in butter using a pastry blender until the dough is crumbly.
3 In another bowl, beat the yams and milk together until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture. Add more milk if necessary to form a soft dough.
4 Turn the dough out on a floured surface and pat to 3/4 inch thickness.
5 Cut into 3 inch circles. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
6 Bake 18-21 minutes or until golden brown.


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