Potatoes and Tea

Today is National Potato Day! A potato prepared any way is one of my very favorite foods, so I couldn’t let the day pass without including. What could be better than pairing tea with potatoes? The best, right? Almost heaven!  Soooo this Tuesday is not only Tea Tuesday but Tea and Potato Tuesday.

I’m sharing a recipe including potatoes that makes a scrumptious biscuit to add to any teatime. Most especially paired with Irish or Scottish Breakfast tea.
National Potato Day biscuit and tea
Sweet Potato Biscuits
2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1 stick butter, melted
1 ¼ cups milk
4 cups self-rising flour
Pinch baking soda
3 tablespoons sugar
For the Honey Cinnamon Butter:

1 stick butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch salt

Mix together the sweet potatoes, butter and milk until well blended. Stir in the flour, baking soda and sugar.

Shape the dough into a ball and knead about 10 times on a well-floured surface. Roll the dough out about ¾ inch thick and cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. (Makes about 18 biscuits.)

Bake on a greased pan in a 400 degree oven 15 – 20 minutes, until just turning golden brown.

Whip the honey cinnamon butter ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve biscuits warm with the butter.

Recipe from Mama Dip’s Kitchen cookbook


Enjoy National Potato Day and don’t forget to add a cup of tea!