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2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon  

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup margarine, cut into small pieces

1/2 cup milk

1 large or 3/4 cup Virginia Sweet Potatoes, mashed

1/2 cup pecans, chopped



Combine dry ingredients. Add margarine. Combine milk and sweet potatoes; add to flour mixture. Add pecans. Knead 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. Place on a greased baking sheet 2" apart. Bake at 450 degrees F. (preheated) for about 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Makes 10 to 12 (2-1/4") biscuits. Enjoy!


Thomas Jefferson's
Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe

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