This recipe actually comes from the cookbook, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea, Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook. Written by Martha Hall Foose, it is one of my personal favorites. Not only is it full of authentic southern recipes, but each one carries a unique story with it. It is a very enjoyable read and the pictures aren't so bad either.
Okay...maybe we should get started.
You will need:
1 cup mashed, baked sweet potato (about 2 medium)
2/3 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 cups self-rising flour
2 tablespoons sugar
Mix together the milk, sweet potato, and butter. I know my butter does not look fully melted in this picture, but it was plenty soft. At this stage make sure that this potato mixture is smooth.
Add the flour and sugar. Gently blend this mixture and it will create a very soft dough. Actually, I think it is more of a cross between a thick cake batter and a very soft biscuit dough. Not something you will work with your hands.