2 1/4 cups commercial or homemade Self-Rising Flour (recipe follows), divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
1/3 cup chilled shortening or lard, roughly cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes or pumpkin puree
1/4 cup milk (optional)
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons buttermilk or milk
Variation: To make a savory biscuit, omit the optional spices. For bacon biscuits, add 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon before adding the sweet potatoes.
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