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love2bake

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Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 10:10 AM (permalink)
I've just made the following sweet potato biscuit recipe from the Blue Willow Inn.
 
http://www.roadfood.com/R...ecipe.aspx?RecipeID=54
 
The biscuits came out pretty light (for sweet potato biscuits, which are fairly moist and can be heavy), and have a lovely flavor.  Mine didn't brown, as it said in the recipe, but my oven temp might be off.  Still, a successful experiment!

<message edited by love2bake on Sun, 06/30/13 10:13 AM>
 
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    pnwchef

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    Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 10:40 AM (permalink)
    L2B, I'm going to try this one, sounds great with a baked Ham dinner. Thx for sharing this, what are your thoughts on using a sweet butternut squash in place of sweet potato ???  ..............I don't think that baked ham is happening any time soon, it's going to be 100 degrees today. I would take 100 degrees in Washington State, than 90 degree and humid on the east coast...........pnwc
     
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      love2bake

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      Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 11:03 AM (permalink)
      I think butternut squash would be great!  I might also add a tiny bit of nutmeg next time--a recipe I tried before had that and I liked it.
       
      Ditto on the heat and humidity!  But I do consider moving back east from time to time, because most of my family is back there, plus there's a lot to do in relatively easy driving distance.  Time will tell.
       
      It's supposed to be close to 100 here today, too.  Stay cool!
       
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        ann peeples

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        Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 11:06 AM (permalink)
        Those sound great! Thanks for the recipe.
         
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          kevincad

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          Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 11:45 AM (permalink)
          love2bake


          I've just made the following sweet potato biscuit recipe from the Blue Willow Inn.

          http://www.roadfood.com/R...ecipe.aspx?RecipeID=54

          The biscuits came out pretty light (for sweet potato biscuits, which are fairly moist and can be heavy), and have a lovely flavor.  Mine didn't brown, as it said in the recipe, but my oven temp might be off.  Still, a successful experiment!


          I live within 45 minutes of the Blue Willow and love their sweet potato biscuits, so can't wait to give it a try!!! Of course, I'll have to cook up some collards to go with them!
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 12:00 PM (permalink)
            pnwchef


            L2B, I'm going to try this one, sounds great with a baked Ham dinner. Thx for sharing this, what are your thoughts on using a sweet butternut squash in place of sweet potato ???  ..............I don't think that baked ham is happening any time soon, it's going to be 100 degrees today. I would take 100 degrees in Washington State, than 90 degree and humid on the east coast...........pnwc

            That baked ham better not come from Li'l Pork Chop or lleechef will come after you with a felling axe.
             
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              pnwchef

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              Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 12:31 PM (permalink)
              Michael, I need to get Lisa a updated picture of Li'l Pork Chop, he is in the pasture with 6 gals. Needless to say, we will be seeing a lot of Li'l Pork Chops running around in the Fall............
               
              L2B, The heat is fine, it's hard working outside when it get past 8 or 9 AM, I am out at 5AM to make sure the animals have what's needed to start the day. L2B,do you can ??? and if so do you Pickle, and if so do you can pickles ???? I planted a lot of Pickling cukes, I'm looking for some different ideas.................pnwc
               
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                love2bake

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                Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 2:10 PM (permalink)
                Toasted biscuit detractors, please avert your eyes.  These biscuits are very good split and toasted!
                 
                kevin, you are lucky to live so close to a southern buffet of that caliber.  Do they have fried green tomatoes year round?  I believe I'd end up looking like Li'l Pork Chop if I lived near that place!
                 
                pnw - I don't can yet--I took a class last year at ICC, and we canned and pickled stuff, but I didn't get to taste what we made, so not too happy about it.  I do want to try it this year.  Typically, I make freezer jam and Meyer lemon curd.  If I could make NY half or full sour pickles, I would.  Did you try those in NYC?
                 
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                  pnwchef

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                  Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 3:12 PM (permalink)
                  L2B, we had the Sours at Katz's, Mollie sucked them down like candy kisses. I need to start checking on a few different kinds to make, the cukes will be coming on in droves soon. I like to pick them 3 to 4" long, smaller seeds and a nice size to have a few, instead of one big one. I also want to make some refer pickles so we can enjoy them all summer.............If you see a recipe that looks good send it my way.....thx.....pnwc 
                   

                  <message edited by pnwchef on Sun, 06/30/13 10:42 PM>
                   
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                    mar52

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                    Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 6:17 PM (permalink)
                    Forget the recipe... send me the biscuits!
                     
                    Egg wash for browning? 
                     
                    L2B...  I can't believe your oven isn't regulated.
                     
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                      love2bake

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                      Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 7:20 PM (permalink)
                      mar - yeah, every now and then it seems my oven is off temp.  Pitiful, huh.  If I'm vigilant it's great, but I didn't check it before baking this morning.  Boo.  Egg wash would work, but I'm old school when it comes to biscuits.  I did dip them in melted butter before baking, though. 
                       
                      pnw - refer pickles?  Glad Mollie liked the sours--they're awesome when done right!  I haven't had them in years.
                       
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                        mhill95

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                        Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 9:40 PM (permalink)
                        Blue Willow Inn
                        One of my "all time favorite" lunch spots.
                         
                        mike
                         
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                          mhill95

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                          Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 9:49 PM (permalink)
                          I looked at the recipe and unless you're using
                          self-rising flour you need some baking powder in the mix. 
                          Even with the soda and buttermilk I always add some powder 
                          mike
                          <message edited by mhill95 on Sun, 06/30/13 10:03 PM>
                           
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                            pnwchef

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                            Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sun, 06/30/13 10:40 PM (permalink)
                            love2bake


                            mar - yeah, every now and then it seems my oven is off temp.  Pitiful, huh.  If I'm vigilant it's great, but I didn't check it before baking this morning.  Boo.  Egg wash would work, but I'm old school when it comes to biscuits.  I did dip them in melted butter before baking, though. 

                            pnw - refer pickles?  Glad Mollie liked the sours--they're awesome when done right!  I haven't had them in years.



                            L2B, it's when you smoke some reefer and eat some pickles......No really, I am talking about Refrigerated Pickles. I forgot your near San Francisco.......... pnwc
                             
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                              love2bake

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                              Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Mon, 07/1/13 3:43 PM (permalink)
                              Ha pnw!  That hadn't even occurred to me (reefer or refrigerated).
                               
                              mhill - I'm reluctant to make chemical changes to baking recipes, and I don't use self-rising flour.  I can see that adding baking powder might make them a little fluffier, though.  I'd cut back a bit on the soda, then, so they wouldn't develop a soda taste.
                               
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                                joclyn

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                                Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sat, 07/27/13 7:31 PM (permalink)
                                nevermind...
                                 
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                                  CajunKing

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                                  Re:Blue Willow Inn Sweet Potato Biscuits Sat, 07/27/13 8:09 PM (permalink)
                                  joclyn


                                  nevermind...

                                   
                                  Ummmm????
                                   
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