Sunday, October 12, 2014

RECIPE: PUMPKIN BISCUITS



RECIPE: Pumpkin Biscuits
Recipe and Photo Submitted by Rick Beach

Also see our variation of this as Sweet Potato Biscuits

Ingredients

1 15 oz can       Canned Pumpkin
3/4 Cup            Dry powdered milk
Water (Add enough water to the 3/4 cup powdered milk to equal 1 cup of liquid milk
5 Tbsp              Agave Sweetener
1/8 tsp              Ground Nutmeg
1/8 tsp              Ground Clove
1 tsp                 Cinnamon


3 Cups Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Crisco or cold butter diced in 1/4 inch cubes

In a mixing combine the pumpkin, dry milk, agave, and water together, then whisk together.  Add the Nutmeg, Cloves, Cinnamon..  Whisk well.  This should be a wet pasty mixture.  About the consistency of cake batter.  Set aside

In another mixing bowl make basic biscuit mix by adding the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and salt.  Whisk or sift these dry ingredients.  Next "cut in" the Crisco until the mixture is crumbly.

Next scrape the wet pumpkin mixture in on top the biscuit mix.  Stir and fold until combined.  Do not over mix.  Adjust flour or water to get to biscuit dough to correct consistency (Just beyond the sticky stage) Roll out about 1 inch thick on a floured bread board.  Cut biscuits 2 1/2 to 2/3/4 inch diameter (Biscuit cutter or top of a drinking glass works fine)  Once the biscuits are all cut (this size makes about 10-15) cover them on the floured bread board with a towel and let them set at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

Preheat oven or Dutch Oven to 400° 

Place cut biscuits in a well greased Dutch Oven and bake at 400° for about 20 minutes.  I tested these in the kitchen oven using a cast iron "chicken fryer" with no lid.  I also did two of them on a cookie sheet.  The cookie sheet biscuits were starting to burn on the bottom, at 15 minutes.  The cast iron cooked great at 20 minutes. Adjust your baking time accordingly.

We served these hot with butter along with a bowl of Chicken soup.  We used the Chicken soup recipe found on this blog.


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