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Sweet Potato Country Ham Biscuit Recipe for Spring Brunches

Is there anything sweeter than a leisurely weekend morning brunch? 
Spring is filled with so many wonderful brunch style celebrations from Easter to Mother’s Day and graduation parties. Surprise your family and friends with these incredibly delicious Sweet Potato Country Ham Biscuits. With handmade dough and the slightly salty ham, it’s a combination that’s sure to delight.

Sweet Potato Country Ham Biscuits
Ingredients1 cup all-purpose flour3 tsp. baking powder2 tsp. white sugar1 tsp. salt2 tbsp. butter, cubed3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes5-6 tsp. brown sugar1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon1 tsp. nutmeg1/2 tsp. ginger1/8 cup milk1/2 – 1 pound thinly-sliced country (salty) ham

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Boil sweet potatoes until tender and mash. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to mashed potatoes.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder, white sugar, and salt. Use your hands to cut in the butter until pieces of dough form and become slightly grainy.
  4. Mix in the sweet potatoes and enough of the milk to make a soft dough (may not use entire 1/8 cup of milk)
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and roll or pat out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into circles using a biscuit cutter and place biscuits 1” apart onto a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool for 20 minutes, then slice biscuits in half and butter the middle. Layer the ham between the halves.
  8. Enjoy!

The 51st Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing

#PlaidNation, get ready to get your plaid on: the 51st Annual RBC Heritage presented by Boening is less than a month away! 135,000 people will flock to Hilton Head Island April 15 – 21 for this storied tournament whose past winners include World Golf Hall of Fame members such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Payne Stewart, and more.

It’s no secret that all of us here at Southern Way Catering enjoy our yearly pilgrimage down to Hilton Head Island for RBC Heritage Week. Last year, we took you behind the scenes of the 50th Annual RBC Heritage so you could get a glimpse of what goes into our week down in the low country. From the team we bring to where we source our ingredients, each and every detail is thoroughly planned and executed. Read more about last year’s event on our blog here:

We would love to see you at this year’s tournament! Our team will once again be hosting guests at Doc’s BBQ at 15. Located just behind the 15th green on the Harbour Town Golf Links course, you’re close enough to the course that you feel like you’re part of the action happening. You’ll have exceptional views of the 15th green from the tiered seating available to you, and you’ll be able to cool off or escape the elements in our casual, climate-controlled lounge.

With a purchase of a Doc’s BBQ at 15 ticket, you will receive:

  • One Clubhouse Practice Round ticket (Monday—Wednesday)
  • One ticket with access to Doc’s at 15 for each competition round (Thursday—Sunday)
  • Access to a daily buffet lunch provided by Doc’s BBQ (Thursday—Sunday)
  • Access to southern cuisine provided by Southern Way Catering (Thursday—Sunday)
  • Anheuser-Busch beer, Clos du Bois Wine, and Coca-Cola beverages. Spirits will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased here:

We are looking forward to another great year at the RCB Heritage presented by Boeing—we hope to see you there!

A Valentine’s Day Dessert for Two

February is one of our favorite months—the month of love!
At Southern Way, we have the honor of catering so many special occasions that revolve around love from wedding receptions to anniversary celebrations. We have the unique opportunity to be there on some of the biggest, most joyful moments in your life. Behind all of those weddings and anniversaries are hundreds of Valentine’s Day celebrations where you make special plans for one-on-one time with your significant other like romantic dinners out, weekend getaways, or a day date at the spa.

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day with this year? Surprise your date this year with a decadent dessert. Spend an evening together in the kitchen creating a new, fun Valentine’s Day memory that you can add to your love story.

Chocolate Chip Sundaes for Two 


  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. shortening
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. fine salt
  • 1/8 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Ice cream, for serving
  • Chocolate syrup, for serving
  • Sprinkles, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease 2 mini 4” cast iron skillets or 1 mini 6” cast iron skillet.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together. Beat very well, about 45 seconds. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, and beat until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and add it in 2 batches to the creamed butter, beating just to combine.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips. Press the dough into the skillets and press it evenly flat. Bake for 19-21 minutes, until the middle is slightly underdone (it will set up as it cools).
  5. Serve the cookies warm topped with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles.
  6. Enjoy!

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