It’ time for #BreadBakers again and this month’s theme is Fall Breads, using the flavors of fall like apples, pumpkins and peppers. I went to a local upick farm a few weeks ago and in addition to other produce, came home with this batch of hot peppers. Some of them were used to make Picklese and this Roasted Red Pepper Salad, but there were still more to utilize before they went bad.
I wasn’t sure what to make for this month’s theme. Sweet quick breads kept on coming to mind but since I did a quick bread for last month’s #BreadBakers, I really wanted to do a yeasted bread this month. I had breakfast on my mind since I was thinking about this last month during the week when I was running a breakfast theme on the blog and then I thought there had to be a formula about for yeasted biscuits, even though it is traditionally a quick bread.
A quick google search and a formula was easily found and after a few minor adjustments and additions, these fall themed biscuits were created using one of the peppers from my pepper stash I picked when visiting Alstede Farms a few weeks ago.
Saffron Pumpkin Buttermilk Yeast Biscuits
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Resting Time: 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 9 biscuits
- 1 cup diced.pumpkin
- 1 thinly sliced cherry hot pepper
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- a pinch of saffron
- 3 tablespoons melted vegetable shortening (or lard/bacon fat)
- 1/4 cup shelled pistacchios
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
Combine pumpkin, ginger and pepper. Toss with olive oil and salt. Roast in oven for 30 minutes.
Heat buttermilk in the microwave for 1 minute. Add saffron and leave for at least 10 minutes.
Spray a cookie sheet with non stick spray or use parchment paper, if desired.
Combine yeast, flours, sugar and salt.
Add buttermilk and shortening. Mix well to combine. Using dough hook attachment on an electric mixer, knead for about 5 minutes.
Continuing to use the dough hook attachment, knead in the roasted pumpkin and pistacchios.
Transfer to a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle some flour on top. The dough is quite wet.
Using your hands, pat the dough to about 1/2″ thick and cut out biscuits using a biscuit/cookie cutter.
Place on prepared cookie sheet. Cover with a towel and leave to rise for 1 1/2 hours. It won’t double in size but will get quite puffy.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Brush the tops with the heavy cream. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
Since I used instant yeast, the buttermilk can be at room temperature. If using dry active yeast, first leave the saffron in the warm milk. Then reheat milk to 110-115 F and proof yeast in the heated saffron buttermilk before adding to the flour.
While all the flavors in this biscuit help, I still felt it tasted a tad bit yeasty. I would reduce the yeast a wee bit next time.
Great with some soft butter!
Let’s take a look at the other Fall Flavors being shared today
- Apple Crumb Quick Bread from Food Lust People Love
- Apple Raisin Bread from A Shaggy Dough Story
- Browned Butter Semolina Pumpkin Bread from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Buttermilk Wheat Bread from Magnolia Days
- Eggless Apple Sage Cheddar Scones from Spill the Spices
- Fall Harvest Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Fig Focaccia from My Catholic Kitchen
- Harvest Grains Bread from Hostess At Heart
- Mini Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Mr. Potato Bread from What Smells So Good?
- Multigrain Bread With Seeds from Sneha’s Recipe
- Pumpkin and Apple Cornmeal Griddle Cakes from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pumpkin Bread from la cocina de Aisha
- Pumpkin Bread Rolls from Spiceroots
- Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls from Recipes Food and Cooking
- Pumpkin Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter from Bread Therapy
- Pumpkin, Poppy & Papaya Seeded Breadsticks from G’Gina’s Kitchenette
- Pumpkin Raisin Bagels from Cook’s Hideout
- Pumpkin Scones from A Baker’s House
- Pumpkin Sourdough Bread from Passion Needed
- Schiacciata Con L’uva (Tuscan Style Grape, Olive and Goat Cheese Focaccia) from Ruchik Randhap
- Sesame Seeded Semolina Bread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Spicy Pumpkin Yeast Bread from Mayuri’s Jikoni
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