Blue Pete's Sweet Potato Biscuits

Source: Blue Pete's Restaurant - Virginia Beach, Virginia

2 to 3 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Boil, peel and mash potatoes. While potatoes are still hot, measure 1 1/2 cups into a large bowl. Add butter, sugar, salt and milk; mix well.

Sift together flour and baking powder; add to potato mixture. Work with hands to make a soft dough. Chill dough.

Roll dough out and cut into biscuits. Bake on greased cookie sheet on top shelf of 400 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Makes 1 dozen.