Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Biscuits

2 c. flour
3 T. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 c. chilled butter, cut into pieces
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. pumpkin
1/4 c. orange-honey butter (recipe below)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.  Cut in chilled butter until mixture resembles coarse texture.
3. Combine buttermilk and pumpkin, add to flour mixture.  Stir until just moist.  Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly.  Roll dough into 1/2-inch thickness.  Cut into biscuits (about 12) and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. 
4.  Bake at 450 degrees for 11 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm with orange-honey butter.

Orange-Honey Butter
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. honey
1/2 tsp grated orange rind

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.  Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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