I am a native Queenslander. During most of my formative years, the Premier of Queensland was Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, a former Kiwi and a peanut farmer from Kingaroy. Joh was a character in his own right, and I will leave it up to history to decide on whether that was good or bad. Sir Joh's wife, Lady Flo, was famous in her own right, not just for being the Premier's wife or a State senator, but for her pumpkin scones. That's right folks - if you visited the Darling Down in the 70's and 80's, a popular souvenir was a tea towel with Lady Flo's pumpkin scone recipe printed on it. In the Internet age, you no longer need to buy a tea towel to get Lady Flo's pumpkin scone recipe - you can get it online here.
This brings me to this week's Tuesday with Dorie challenge, hosted by Prudy of Prudence Pennywise, which is Sweet Potato Biscuits. When I first saw this recipe name, I was imagining sweet potato cookies, because in Australia, as in the UK and New Zealand, a biscuit is the word for a cookie. However, on reading the recipe, I soon realised that this recipe was for biscuits in the North American sense of the term - a savoury scone.
These biscuits were delicious!!! I am a pumpkin scone fan, and these biscuits were just like a sweet potato version of a scone. They also looked like sunshine with their deep orange colour.
The biscuits were terrific served warm and slathered with butter (or in my case, reduced fat margarine, because my jeans are telling me very unhappy things about my expanding backside). I would happily make this recipe again and again, and it made a pleasant change from the very sweet and rich treats that have frequented our agenda.
If you would like the recipe for these sweet potato biscuits, please visit Prudy's site, or buy the book. To see what the other TWD members thought of these biscuits, see the TWD blogroll.