Today I made a few yummy things with pumpkin! It is Halloween after all 🙂 I want you to remember, and please keep in mind, that you should NOT use that Jack-o-Lantern to make food with. You can learn more about that here.
I roasted pumpkin a few days ago and just got around to fixing it up. I had pureed it and stored it in the fridge so half my work was already done. I had enough to make soup and pumpkin biscuits – Hooray!
My new obsession is with self-rising flour. I am not quite sure how I have never, in all my years, tried to bake with it. Self-rising flour, I shall never leave you or forsake you – ever! You are just too darn easy to work with and you save me time too.
Without further blabbering, I shall leave you my recipes.
Homemade Pumpkin Drop Biscuits
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter - cold
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup milk you can sub in almond or soy but be aware flavors may change
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Combine the dry ingredients
- Cut in the butter using the tines of a fork or a pastry cutter
- Add in the pumpkin puree and milk
- Mix to moisten - do not over mix
- Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet or baking pan
- Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on size of plops.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup (Savory or Sweet)
- 3 cups of pumpkin puree
- 4 cups of chicken broth low or no sodium is best
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- nutmeg cinnamon, mace, ginger, a shake or 2 of each - sweet
- sage thyme, rosemary, pepper a shake or 2 of each - savory
- herbs and spices depending on how you wish to make the soup - sweet or savory
- In a large pot, combine the broth and the pumpkin puree
- Heat over low
- After 10 minutes, stir in the cream
- Bring to a gentle boil
- Add in the herbs/spices of your choosing
- Turn soup down to low and gently simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.
- Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream