Reading. I need to learn how to do it. Or maybe it's just reading comprehension I need to practice.
It would have made these biscuits much different.
For starters, I found canned, mashed sweet potatoes at Trader Joe's, and smugly substituted them for the ones the recipe called for.
I substituted two cans of mashed sweet potatoes for two cans of sweet potatoes.
And I did this even though I read Dorie's intro to the recipe, where she tells us that if you have left over mashed sweet potatoes, measure out 3/4 of a cup or so and go with those.
Two cans of mashed sweet potatoes is about 4 cups.
It took me a while to realize I had made a batter not a biscuit dough. So I added lots more flour.
And then more.
I tossed in some maple syrup.
And then more flour.
Then I realized the rest of the ingredients were off, too. There wouldn't be enough butter.
I threw up my hands, and decided to make drop biscuits.
They were decent. Not decent enough to share, but enough for me to eat one. I told no one I messed this up. So please keep this to yourself.
If your reading comprehension skills are better than mine, you'll find this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe on page 26 of Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. It was selected by Erin of Prudence Pennywise. I know her reading comprehension is superb, so I am confident you'll find beautiful biscuits on her post.