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Pumpkin biscuits

Pumpkin biscuits by ted_major
Pumpkin biscuits, a photo by ted_major on Flickr.

I was going to make a batch of sweet potato biscuits this morning, but the can of sweet potato I had expired last July (and it truly was expired–yuck). I decided to sub pumpkin instead and they turned out very well–even my kid munched on them.
Ingredients:

    • 1.5 cups flour
    • 2 Tbs sugar
    • 1.5 tsp baking powder
    • .5 tsp salt
    • .5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
    • 4 Tbs butter (1/2 stick), softened (30 seconds in the microwave at 40% power does it for me)

Preheat oven to 425F (use convection if you have it.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix pumpkin puree and softened butter and add to dry ingredients. Stir to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured counter and knead a few times, then pat out into a rectangle 3/8″ thick. Cut into 12 squares. Cut into rounds if you prefer, or pat into 2 rounds and cut into 12 wedges like scones if you prefer, but cutting into squares is quick & easy and avoids re-kneading and re-rolling the dough.

Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pumpkin-sausage soup

Thought I’d blogged this before, but couldn’t find and needed the recipe for this week’s menu/shopping list. We used cream instead of coconut milk (yum) last time because that’s what we had on stock. This time we’ll probably try the coconut milk.
via Caveman food.

  • 1-1.25 lbs bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 a large onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • one 15-oz can of pumpkin
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • pinch of dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Heat the butter in a heavy deep pot and cook the onions, mushrooms and sausage all together. Add the pumpkin to the pot and deglaze with the chicken stock, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut milk.