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Thomas Jefferson's Sweet Potato Biscuits

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes 24 biscuits
Thomas Jefferson’s Sweet Potato Biscuits
1

Stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger and allspice in large mixing bowl.

2

Cut in shortening with 2 knives or dough cutter until crumbly.

3

Add sweet potatoes and mix well with wooden spoon. Add cream and pecans and stir just until moistened.

4

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut out biscuits with a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

5

Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool on wire rack to room temperature.


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