Thomas Jefferson's Sweet Potato Biscuits 1774
30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
11 ingredients
10 servings
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.

Categories:  rolls~biscuits , <-30-mins , breads , potato , vegetable , yam~sweet-potato , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (86.82 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 342.71 Calories from Fat 169.02
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.78g 288.95%
Saturated Fat 7.08g 353.93%
Trans Fat 0.39g %
Cholesterol 29.57mg 98.58%
Sodium 450.41mg 187.67%
Total Carbohydrate 38.41g 128.02%
Dietary Fiber 2.61 g 104.25%
Sugars 9.99 g %
Protein 6.77g 135.4%
Vitamin A 2831.76IU% Vitamin C 0.95mg%
Calcium 186.04mg% Iron 2.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4