March 10, 2016 • FOOD, PARTIES, RECIPE

Savory & Sweet Biscuit Bar Menu, Plus a Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe

Having just moved in to a historic home in Waterboro, SC, Michiel Perry of Black Southern Belle hosted her first party. On the menu? A savory and sweet biscuit bar, served on her front porch. Click here to see plenty of pics, and read on for the menu and a recipe.


Developed by Hamby Catering & Events for Black Southern Belle, a sweet and savory biscuit bar boasted a menu with plenty of creative twists on a timeless Southern culinary tradition. (All photos by Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay.)


“One of my favorite items on the menu is the sweet potato biscuits served with Carolina pit ham and creamy Carolina mustard,” says Michiel. “It goes perfectly with sweet tea or lemonade on any spring day.”

Savory & Sweet Biscuit Bar Menu

Silver Dollar Sweet & Savory Biscuits

Shortcake Biscuits with Your Choice of: Mixed Berries, Local Honey, Muscadine Jam & Molasses Whipped Cream or Lemon, Sugar Macerated Strawberries, Blueberries & Charleston Tea Plantation Infused Peaches

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Carolina Pit Ham & Creamy Carolina Mustard

Buttermilk Biscuits with Lowcountry Sausage Gravy

Pimento Cheese Biscuits with Fried Chicken Bites & Sweet Potato Mustard

Recipe for Sweet Potato Biscuits

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • Basic Biscuits Mixture (see below)
  • 1½ cups canned pureed sweet potato
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups whole buttermilk
  • clarified butter for brushing on top of biscuits

Ingredients for Basic Biscuit Mixture

  • 1 pound self-rising flour
  • 10 ounces self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 8 ounces lard

Directions for Sweet Potato Biscuits

Preheat convection oven to 400°, high fan speed. Whisk sweet potato, sugar, cinnamon and buttermilk together until combined. Add to Basic Biscuit Mixture (below), being careful not to over-mix. Turn out onto work surface/baking sheet. Roll out to desired thickness and cut out to desired shape. Brush with clarified butter. Bake 5 minutes on greased pan, rotate pan 180° and bake 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and brush again with clarified butter.

Directions for Basic Biscuit Mixture

Whisk flour, sugar and salt to combine. Work in lard until dime-sized pieces of dough are achieved. Use as directed.

Recipe and menu courtesy of Hamby Catering & Events. Photos by Sean Money and Elizabeth Faye.