The hubby's 27th birthday was Tuesday and we have celebrated with 3 birthday dinners and no less than 3 birthday cakes. Yes, you read that right. Three. Two ice cream cakes and one caramel cake. Sugar detox anyone??
These babies might help do the trick. Well, minus the brown sugar glaze. Okay, so maybe they won't do the trick. But they are yummy. And I guess you could reason that the sweet potato in them makes it a healthy option. Maybe.
These scones were incredibly tasty, but I will admit they were incredibly frustrating to make. My dough wasn't anywhere near firm enough so I had to keep adding more flour. I almost didn't post these because of this, but everyone else who rated the recipe raved about it, so maybe it was something I did wrong. I'm going to try them again sometime soon and see if they turn out better. The taste was phenomenal, but I just had a hard time shaping the dough because of the texture. The measurements for the original recipe were first given in grams, so maybe when they converted everything something got messed up. I'll investigate and will be sure to post a follow up.
So if you make these know that you may need to add more flour.
Can we take a moment and talk about how I'd love to
scoop up that little pool of glaze right there??
Sweet Potato Scones adapted from AllRecipes Australia
1 3/4 C flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
pinch of pumpkin spice
1 C cooked sweet potato, peeled and mashed
1/4 C vegetable oil
1/4 C milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp brown sugar
Preheat oven to 410 degrees. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and pumpkin spice into bowl. Set aside.
Stir together potato, oil, milk, egg and brown sugar together in separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into sweet potato mixture to combine.
I also didn't have my biscuit cutter and had to use a coffee
Turn dough onto floured work surface and pat to 3/4 inch thickness. Use round biscuit cutter to cut out scones. Place on prepared pan and bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
Brown Sugar Glaze from The Kitchn
1/4 C butter
1/2 C milk
1 C brown sugar
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
Combine milk and butter in small saucepan over medium heat and allow butter to melt. Add brown sugar and salt. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar. Mixture will thicken to a glaze. Add additional powdered sugar if thicker consistency is desired.
See all the extra flour???
I think I'll add a little (okay a lot) of glaze....