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Honeyed Sweet Potato Biscuits

2 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

¼ cup shortening (I like butter shortening, but either will do)

1 tsbp grated lemon peel

1 tbsp orange peel

3/4 cup mashed, cooked sweet potato

¼ cup honey

½ cup (about) milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add orange and lemon peel, sweet potato and honey. Mix well and add enough milk to make a soft, not sticky, dough.

Turn out onto floured board and knead 3-4 times. Pat to 1 inch thickness. Cut out 2 ¼-inch rounds. Place onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven 15 to 18 minutes until lightly browned. Serve with butter.

Denise Bayer