4 February 2010

Sweet potato biscuits



Sweet potato is new for me I always see at Supermarket but never try, but I was curious about some recipes I always see, I love them now.
Sweet potatoes are native to the tropical parts of South America, and were domesticated there at least 5000 years ago.
 Batatas was between the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico and the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. The 'cultigen' had most likely been spread by local people to the Caribbean and South America by 2500 BC. Zhang et al. (1998) provided strong supporting evidence that the geographical zone postulated by Austin is the primary centre of diversity. The much lower molecular diversity found in Peru-Ecuador suggests that this region be considered as secondary centre of sweet potato diversity.

For me sweet potato is similar to pumpkin but different is used a lot in recipes in USA and CANADA.
Here we call Camote and in Spain called batatas.
Mommy talk me Camote was very used many years ago but you know many foods of the past the people dont know.
So I m glad this recipe help to many people use Camote (sweet potato).

This recipe is adapted from Country Living from April 2008  http://countryliving.com/ 

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter chilled
1 1/2 cups sweet potatoes mashed
2 tablespoon milk





Method

Heat oven at 190° C.
Sit the flour, baking powder, spices,(nutmeg,cinnamon,ground cloves,) and salt in a large bowl.
Use the tips of your fingers to blend in the brown sugar.
Cut in the chilled butter  with a pastry cutter or pulse in s food processor until the mixture resembles coarse, crumbly meal.
Then stir in the mashed sweet potatoes and knead until the dough just holds together..
Turn tne dough onto a lightly floured surface.
Knead gently for  a minute, adding a little flour as necessary to incorporate all the ingredients.
Path the dough in a 1/2 inch circle and let it rest covered with a clean towell for 10 to 15 minutes.

Cut our the biscuits with a 2 inch round cutter dipped in flour.
Gather the scraps, pat out again and cut into biscuits.
Place in  and ungreased baking sheet and brush the  tops with milk.
Bake until golden brown - 10 to 12 minutes. Cool the biscuits on a rack.








Biscuits de batatas o camote

La batata o camote es la primera vez que la ocupo en una receta y me ha encantado.
El sabor es suave y dulce, más bien parecido a la calabaza o zapallo camote, siempre lo veía en el Supermercado pero no habia hecho nada, pero sentía curiosidad por algunas recetas que había visto. Sobre todo en blogs y revistas de USA y Canadá donde se usa mucho.

Mi mamá me contaba que hace muchos años se usaba habitualmente el camote (batata) de postre y en muchas recetas, pero a medida que pasan los años y las personas desconocen las recetas, en parte porque compran  comida ya preparada, se pierden estas recetas,  para mí ha sido un descubrimiento.He decubierto muy buenas recetas con el camote.

La receta

Ingredientes

2 y 1/2 tazas de harina normal
2 cucharadas de polvos de hornear
1/4 cucharadita de canela en polvo
1/4 cucharadita nuez moscada
1/4 cucharadita clavo de olor molido
1/8 cucharadita de sal
3/4 azúcar rubia o sin refinar
1/2 taza de mantequilla sin sal fría
1 y 1/2 taza de batatas hecha puré (camotes)
2 cucharadas de leche

1. Precalentar el horno  a 190° c, para preparar los biscuits unir la harina, polvos de hornear, y las especias (clavo de olor,canela en polvo, nuez moscada) y la sal en un bol grande.
Unir el azúcar a esta mezcla.
Cortar la mantequilla y unirla con u  procesador o con la punta de los dedos.Hacerlo hasta qtenga una contextura migosa.
Unir con las batatas o camote molido. Unir bien.
Colocar la masa sobre una superficie enharinada, amasar suavemente  por un minuto, agregar un poco de harina si es necesario para que queden bien incorporados todos los ingredientes.
Dejar reposar la masa  cubierta por una toalla de cocina por unos 10 a 15 minutes.

Cortar los biscuits con un cortador de pastas de de unos 5 a 6 cm de diámetro enharinado.
Cortar los biscuits y colocarlos en una bandeja de horno y con una brocha pintarlos con un poco de leche.
Cocinar en horno de unos 10 a 12 minutos. Dejarlos enfriar.

47 comments:

  1. Siempre hay una primera vez para usar la batata o camote, no?? Y mas si vemos el resultado que da hacerlo.

    Un abrazo

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  2. Siempre nos sorprendes con recetas novedosas, sabrosas y sencillas.
    En España en tiempos se tomaba batata y se hacían postres con ella, pero ahora no se emplea para nada. Y es difícil encontrar batata en los mercados.
    Tu receta de hoy tiene un aspecto espléndido.
    Besos.

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  3. Que rica receta. Tienen una pinta estupenda. Un saludo

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  4. We love sweet potatoes and I've been trying to use them in different ways! I have also been trying different kinds of sweet potatoes, like Boniato. It has white flesh and is a little drier, popular in Cuban dishes.

    These bisuits look wonderful. I am going to make it! Thanks!

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  5. Que ricas deben estar.

    Ummmmmmmmmm

    Besos.

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  6. I loved buttered steamed sweet potato but I've never had them in biscuits...great job on this..

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  7. well, if you can make bread out of regular potatoes, why couldn't use sweet potatoes too? they look so light and fluffy and fantastic. :)

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  8. Lovely biscuits, beautiful pictures of the biscuits in the basket.

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  9. Hola Cova, muchas gracias,claro por eso me gusta probar recetas nuevas amgas, besoos gloria

    Gracias Ferran,aquí n se ve tanto pero algunos todavía la usan, a mi me encantó el camote así, solo lo habóa comido en dulce de camote, cariños, gloria

    Gracias José Manuel y gracias por venir, te gustará esta receta, cariños, gloria

    Lyndsey is tru are differents types of sweet potatos but all are so good, thanks by coming, xx gloria

    Gracias Toro, besoos gloria

    Hi Peachkins try his recipe I think you will enjoy a lot! gloria

    Yes Grace is absolutely true, but I never used before sweet potatos to cook and I love it, xx gloria

    Thanks a lot Chef Jeena, the best sun is in the morning to pictures, xx gloria

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  10. have been contemplating making sweet potato biscuits...very Southern. Thanks Gloria:D

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  11. Back home mom used to sipmu boil these sweet potoes and we used to eat them after comming from school.
    Love the cookies and what a wonderful idea to use sweet potoaoes like this.

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  12. Mmmhh, delicious with jam and butter!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  13. This looks delicious!! Muy rico :)

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  14. Que rico se ve todo Gloria, la tarta de mas abajo ni te digo, que ganas de estar ahi....
    Saludos al Rex.

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  15. Scrumptious biscuits with sweet potatoes!

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  16. Thanks a lot dear Vall, you are so sweet, I love sweet potatos now, gloria

    Thanks a lot Happy Cook Im glad you like!! gloria

    Rosa I love with jam and butter and I love YOUR tart! xx gloria

    Thanks a lot Cherine and you are welcome!!! gloria Thanks for stopping by!

    KAko!! estoy esperando que me escribas para saber como te ha ido. Te vas hoy o mañana a Chillan. El REx te manda besoos of course!!! besoos
    gloria

    THanks a lot 5 Star, you are so nice, xx gloria

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  17. A very southern dish, Gloria! They look wonderful!
    I love sweet potatoes too; mashed, baked, roasted- and they are so good for you. (If only I didn't put butter on them!)

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  18. Thanks a lot Barbara I really love too now a lot!!! gloria (I have more recipes!)

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  19. nice biscuits! xxx

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  20. I love that you post in English and Spanish! I'm studying Spanish in school. I'll have to come back and see how much I'm improving.

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  21. Jen come back when you like dear you are welcome, is nice you are studying spanish, I have some mistakes in English I know, but I try to make the best, thanks for stopping by, gloria

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  22. wow se ven deliciosos.
    Yo he probado los biscuits regulares pero seguro que estos tienen que estar a todo dar.
    Saludos
    olguis.

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  23. Hola Olguis! como estás?? tanto tiempo, gracias por veni, besooss y saludos gloria

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  24. They sound much tastier than the biscuits made here...

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  25. j'aime bien les biscuits à base de patate douce j'en prends note
    bonne soirée

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  26. Thanks a lot Buffalo Dick and is nice to hear from you! xx gloria


    Fimere,Merci beaucoup et merci d'être venu, bonne soirèe
    gloria

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  27. They are very new to me too Gloria.
    How delicious they look.

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  28. Gloria, yummie, sweet potatoes biscuit...sounds and looks delicious, would love to give a try...by the way, I have an award for you, please stop by to pick it up ;-)

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  29. I love sweet potatoes, and I love biscuits. Yum!

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  30. great post. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did you learn that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.

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  31. wooo! a mi mama le encantaria esta receta! ella adora el "camote" jeje pero odia cocinar, asi que seria una buena receta para mi papa =D

    Gloria, otra vez necesito un consejo culinario tuyo! he estado con una nostalgia terrible de la comida de Peru, y uno de mis ultimos antojos es la bendita torta de chocolate al estilo Peru... entonces encontre una receta! que segun leoe s buenisima, perooo... no descifro algo y me da miedo que slaga mal...

    te dejo el link:

    http://peruviancooking.com/buscador.asp?idreceta=638

    en los ingredientes piden 2 tazas de leche...pero no se si es leche evaporada o la leche fresca(esa mas aguadita supongo q es la leche fresca,no?) millllllllllllll gracias!!!

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  32. Hola, Querida Gloria, vengo a dejarte un abrazo cariñoso y muchos besines para ti y tus nenes.
    ;o)

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  33. Thanks Margaret and thanks for stopping by! gloria

    Juliana, you are really nice, so sweet, I will stopping by in your blog, gloria

    Chris, Merci beacoup!!! gloria

    Thanks a lot anonymous, sorry I really dont have time to twitter, only for blog, you can folow me here. Thanks a lot, gloria

    Soleil dile que haga esta receta es muy fàcil y rica.
    Soleil verè el link màs tarde y te comento (estoy en casa de mi mamà. besoos

    Gracias Feli, siempre eres bienvenida, besooss gloria

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  34. Thanks a lot Blonde duck! gloria

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  35. Sweet potatoes are a wonderful vitamin packed vegetable. Americans enjoy sweet potatoes a/k/a yams often. Your biscuits look wonderful. A couple of these biscuits served with butter and honey and a good cup of coffee would make the world good. :-)

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  36. Thanks a lot Velva you are sreally nice, x gloria

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  37. Those biscuits look wonderful!I would love those with a cup of hot soup.

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  38. Thanks a lot Erica, you areice, gloria

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  39. Sweet potatoes are my favorite - and these biscuits looks very tasty!

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  40. Hola Gloria
    Enhorabuena, otra de tus maravillosas recetas.
    Tendre que hacerlos x

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  41. ¡Esto de las "cups" es lo que me mata a mí porque no encuentro por ningun sitio, aquí, en Zaragoza.
    Tampoco encuentro "spoons" fiables, así que, hay recetas tuyas que me quedo, siempre, con las ganas de probarlas.
    Esta es una de ellas....
    ¡Cachis que rabia!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    Pochoncicos.

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  42. Thanks chef fresco you are so nice, gloria


    Gracias Anna, y gracias por venir, besoos gloria

    Pero Mariví amor, que es lo que no encuentras? Los moldes de muffins? que raro fijate que hay de metal y de silicona, tambien de papel, a lo mejor hay algún negocio que los tienes. besooss

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