Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Savoury Pumpkin Biscuit (Topping)

In true Canadian fashion, I am going to whine about the weather. It snowed today! Man, did that make for a frosty bike ride into work! So, I was in the mood for some warm comfort food tonight. I made a version of my vegetable stew with biscuit topping, adding in some purple potatoes, roasted chestnuts, and butternut squash. Just look at those wonderful colours! For the topping, I added pumpkin and apple cider to the biscuit recipe for a delicous fall flavour.
INGREDIENTS
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp rubbed sage
- 1 tsp marjoram
- 1/3 cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup apple cider

METHOD
1. Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Stir in nutritional yeast and spices. Mix in shortening with your fingers until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
2. Whisk pumpkin, vinegar, and cider together. Add to dry ingredients and mix with a fork, then gently knead into a dough.
3. Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Either cut and bake as biscuits, or use as a topping for the stew.

18 comments:

Claire said...

nummnummnummnummnumm

i just threw your pumpkin chocolate pudding cake in the oven for a treat for justin- he has rehearsal in jersey until 830 every Tuesday, and i think he'll be pleased...

shaun.marie said...

Stopping by your blog and seeing snow was shock! I'm not ready!

You always have great ideas - and thanks for reminding me that purple potatoes are a fun change.

Megan said...

I would kill for some snow! I've been in AZ for about 6 years, and I really miss it.

I also LOVE that stew recipe, so I'll definitely have to try it with the addition of pumpkin and cider. Yum!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Get out. Snow already? It was barely sweater weather in St. Louis by afternoon, but chilly to start. Well, our time is coming. Your stew with biscuit topping sounds perfect.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Looks so good! Do you think you could use whole wheat pastry flour? I miss snow. I live where we have to travel an hour just to get to it.

Eve Love said...

wow! it snowed!?
that might mean it's coming my way... it didn't snow in Quebec yet. but I don't want to put my scooter away for the winter now!
those biscuit might be conforting. thanks

DJ said...

That sounds delicious - I bought some turnips in anticipation of making a vegetable casserole for tonight's tea, and this topping would go perfectly!!

Candice said...

Snow! Lucky you! We didn't have any snow at all here in D.C. last year. I would love a little snow -- well, maybe not this early.

Your food always looks so delicious and makes me so hungry.

Candice

vonT said...

How much soy milk do you use? It's not listed in the ingredients.

Vegan Dad said...

veg-a-nut,
Whole wheat pastry flour would certainly work. You may have to add a tbsp more liquid, though.

vont,
None. Sorry, I forgot amend all of the recipe when I copied it from the previous post. It is now fixed.

Eve Love said...

ok, it's snowing a lot this morning now. I'll HAVE to make a stew and biscuit...

Heather J. Chin said...

Looks delicious! How did the kids like it?

Bianca said...

Oh my, I can't imagine snow this time of year! In Memphis, we're lucky to see one snow in February (if we're lucky...and even then, it doesn't stick).

Your stew looks so lovely. Purple potatoes are magical! And the idea of biscuit topping REALLY makes me hungry.

shelby said...

Uhh, I HATE snow! I just moved back to Illinois from AZ so I'm in shock hehe.


That soup looks to-die-for and I would love to have some with the biscuit topping to warm me up right about now =)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your October snow (which I adore more than food itself) but seriously, HUMONGOUS KUDOS for biking to work in it!!! -Jain

Vegan Bulimic said...

More wonderful Thanksgiving recipes! This'll be a fabulous year for food at the Gutshall cabin...

Violet said...

Ugh! I am so incredibly jealous of your snow. I'd gladly take it. I love, love, love every aspect of winter--including the shoveling! Yes, I know I'm a tad bit crazy.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Yeah! Thanks for the tip. :o)