In case you haven't guessed by the name of the recipe, yes, this is the first of The Sweet Potato Queens recipes. It is also included in my Southern Funeral Foods. There is no way to describe how wonderful this is, just make it. Thank you Jill Conner Browne!
"Get Back Granny Sweet Potato Cobbler"
10-12 servings, maybe more
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"First thing, boil some sweet potatoes (remember the skins come off easily after they're cooked). You need about 2 cups of sweet potato chunks to make this stuff (2 or 3 sweet potatoes). Now melt a stick of butter in a 13x9x2-inch pan - anything that starts out like this is gonna be good, don't you know? Okay, then heat 2 cups of water and two cups of sugar until the sugar melts. Then make a dough out of 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour, 1/2 cup shortening and 1/3 cup milk. Roll that dough out to a rectangle about 1/4-inch thick and sprinkle it with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and one teaspoon of nutmeg. Put your sweet potatoes on there, and roll it up, and pinch the ends together to seal them. Then slice that roll into about 15-20 pieces and put them in the pan of melted butter, pour the sugar syrup over them, and bake the thing at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, until golden brown."
Just to be on the safe side, don't serve this when your Grandma's around.