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Maple Syrup: It’s Not Just for Pancakes!

Maple Syrup: It’s Not Just for Pancakes!

Maple Sweet Potato Biscuits
(gluten-free)
Ingredients:
1 large red-skinned sweet potato, pierced with fork
1 1/3 cups gluten-free flour plus additional
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Grade B maple syrup
1/2 cup pecans, toasted, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment. Microwave potato until tender, about 6 minutes per side. Halve; scoop out 1 cup flesh. Cool. Blend flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in processor. Add butter; pulse to coarse meal. Add potato, buttermilk, and syrup; process to blend. Add nuts; pulse to blend.
Sprinkle dough with flour. Pat into 8 1/2-inch square. Cut into 16 biscuits. Transfer to baking sheet. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes.

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5 comments

1 Raul { 12.16.12 at 9:21 am }

as usual your recipies are awesome I’ll be traying those sweet potato bisquits. Thanks a million and may our God bless America……….

2 Patty Cottington { 12.15.12 at 10:41 am }

Thanks for the info. We were just talking about how and when maple syrup becomes available. Have a great day and may God bless you and all you love.

3 LaBic { 12.13.12 at 1:13 pm }

I hear that Grade B Maple Syrup is closer to its natural properties. It tastes the same as the popular Grade A. I use maybe less than a teaspoon’s-worth of Grade B Maple Syrup every morning (instead of sugar) in my espresso or coffee. I cannot detect any hint of maple at all, surprisingly. Maple Syrup was mentioned on the Dr. Oz show earlier this year (2012) as a suggested sugar substitute.

4 Norma Gilman { 12.13.12 at 8:08 am }

Do you have a recipe for maple mustard sauce?

5 James Hotaling { 12.12.12 at 3:10 pm }

Good to see information on the real stuff. I make real maple syrup and plan on trying the recipes that youn gave us. thanks have a, Happy Holiday.

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