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This recipe is from the National Constitution Center (NCC), Philadelphia PA. According to the NCC, Thomas Jefferson's biscuits were served at the first meeting of the First Continental Congress in 1774 and are served today at the famous City Tavern (built in 1773) located in Philadelphia's historic district at 2nd and Walnut Streets. These are a light, tasty biscuit (scone), with or without the pecans. I enjoy them with butter and honey. The nutrition can be improved by using a margarine instead of butter and leaving out the pecans.
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- 1Preheat oven to 450°F.
- 2Combine the dry ingredients. Add butter with fork, food processor or pastry cutter until the texture is small crumbs.
- 3Combine milk and sweet potatoes. Add to flour mixture. Add pecans.
- 4Knead dough with your hands until it is a smooth mass. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2" thickness and cut with a 2" biscuit cutter.
- 5Place on a greased baking sheet 2" apart.
- 6Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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Nutritional Facts for Thomas Jefferson's Sweet Potato Biscuits 1774
Serving Size: 1 (64 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 271.6
- Calories from Fat 125
- Total Fat 13.9 g
- Saturated Fat 6.5 g
- Cholesterol 26.1 mg
- Sodium 378.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 33.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
- Sugars 6.0 g
- Protein 4.4 g