Our Sweet Potato Biscuit Bed and Breakfast Recipe

white plate filled with sweet potato biscuits with 3 sweet potatoes in the backgroundFebruary 22 is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day, so we decided to celebrate by sharing one of our guests’ favorite recipes.  First, here are a few fun sweet potato facts: 

  • They are a great source of protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium.
  • They are the 6th most important food crop in the world.
  • George Washington Carver discovered 178 uses for sweet potatoes, including postage stamp glue, vinegar, molasses, and a synthetic rubber.

Did you know Thomas Jefferson made sweet potato biscuits?  According to the National Constitution Center, Jefferson’s biscuits were served at the first meeting of the First Continental Congress in 1774!  Our sweet potato biscuit recipe has a few less ingredients than President Jefferson’s, but we think the Continental Congress would still approve.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

2 cups mashed sweet potatoes, warm

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup shortening

2 cups all-purpose flour

7 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix sweet potatoes, sugar and shortening.  Sift remaining dry ingredients and add to potato mixture.  Roll out and cut biscuits.  Bake about 20 minutes.  

Each morning of your stay at our Hot Springs, AR bed and breakfast, we’ll serve breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Your full hot breakfast may include these sweet potato biscuits!  We can even make them gluten free for special diets, so make your reservations, and we’ll see you soon!

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