For a twist on these biscuits I made them with puree sweet potato. Oh yum! It helps to add a bit of nutritional value to an otherwise less than nutritional treat. According to the game folks make hard biscuits out of spring barley flour, chicken egg, and water. So these biscuits may not be as hard as the name suggests but I have a feeling most hobbits would heartily approve of this variation. The reason why my biscuits are not as orange as you would expect is because I used a white sweet potato. I heard they were sweeter, no real difference really. So either sweet potato variety you choose will do just fine.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbl brown sugar, unpacked
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 tbl cooking margarine, chilled
- 3/4 cup puree cooked sweet potato
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of water or fat free milk
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- Cut the margarine into the dry ingredients until the mix resembles coarse meal.
- Blend the sweet potato, milk or water, and egg together in a blender. Add to the flour mixture until just moist.
- You can roll these out on a floured surface and cut using biscuit cutter or form with floured hands into flat disks for a more rustic looking biscuit.
- Bake 400F for 30 minutes.
Makes 16 biscuits. Each biscuit contains 83 calories, 1.4 grams of fat and.8 grams of fibre. These values are based on using milk instead of water. If you went with water it would be lower in calories and slightly lower in fat. I went with the milk because what hobbit would turn down a richer tasting biscuit? Best right out of the oven…mmm!