Pumpkin Biscuits with Spiced Candied Walnuts

Ingredients for Pumpkin Biscuits  

2 Cups Butter
3 ½ Cups Bread Flour
3 Cups Cake Flour
1/3 Cup Sugar
½ Tsp Salt
¼ Cup Baking Powder
4 Cups Buttermilk
4 Large Eggs
1 ¼ Cups Pumpkin Puree
1/3 Cup Molasses
12 Oz Chopped Spiced Candied Walnuts

Mix all dry ingredients together with butter until it forms a cornmeal like texture. Put your hand in the mix and squeeze, if it forms into a ball then it is done. Add in the pumpkin puree and mix until same texture.

Add in eggs slowly one at a time. Scrape the bowl after each stage. Then add the buttermilk in stages. Turn mixer on and off to help incorporate liquid with out splashing.

Mix until fully incorporated. The mix will be a little loose. Add in spiced candied walnuts.  Flour table surface and roll out dough to desired thickness, usually about ½” thick. Cut out using any size cutter or knife. Egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 375 until golden brown and done in the center.

It can be served with butter, honey or cranberry sauce.

Ingredients for Spiced Candied Walnuts

12 Oz   Walnut pieces
1 Cup   Water
1 Cup   Sugar
1 Tsp    Cinnamon
1 Tsp    Nutmeg
½ Tsp   Allspice

Method for Spiced Candied Walnuts

Roll nuts in spices. Set aside. Boil water and sugar until it comes to rolling boil for 5 minutes. Let cool a little.

Toss walnuts in the simple syrup and put on a sheet pan with parchment paper and bake at 350*F until golden brown. Let cool before adding to biscuits.

Yields: 4 Doz

From the kitchens of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort