I personally, think she's crazy. But I also think she's fairly awesome, so I'll go along with the whole thing! Part of receiving the award is to share some interesting, but mostly unknown, facts about myself. So here it goes!
- Potato Chips and Crackers with Cheese are tied for favourite snackage
- I'm not a fan of scary gory movies, just scary is ok
- I love to read, so sue me!
- I prefer hard liquor over beer
- I have a little sister
- For my upcoming wedding, one of my groomsmen is a girl
- When I finish school, I will have at least 3 degrees.
And that's it folks! Those are some fun and somewhat interesting tidbits about me! And now, I get the joy of passing this extremely awesome award along to a few fellow bloggers. And who better but....
- Backseat Gourmet by Cheryl - The first blog I every followed and grew from! She seems to cook everything!
- Girl Cooks World by Cate - She cooks the world! How more versatile can one get?
- Family Fresh Cooking by Marla - The first recipe I saw of hers was a Banana Blueberry Shake with Goatsmilk... I dig it!
- Flourtrader by Tina - So many tasty recipes and a darn nice fellow blogger!
- Healthful Pursuit by Leanne - You had better be versatile if your cooking glutton, dairy, yeast free recipes!
- Pip and Ebby by... Pip and Ebby - The recipes these gals come up with are always diverse! Award well deserved!
Make sure you check out these blogs, as they are all fantastic!
So to prove my versatility, I went ahead and made these pumpkin biscuits! They aren't too shabby, but they didn't really have the pumpkin flavour I was hoping for. They just tasted like biscuits! Can my award get taken away for that? However, I figure when I try to make these again, I'll include some spices like cinnamon and allspice to help bring out the pumpkin flavour! The colour of these sure are nice though! And I got impatient and hungry and took mine out of the oven a bit too soon, so they look a little flat. But a few extra minutes does the trick! Enjoy!
And let me know if you try them with spices!
Butter - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon - 1 tsp
Allspice - 1 tsp
Brown Sugar - 1 tsp
Egg Yolk - 1
Pumpkin Puree - 1 Cup
Flour (self-rising) - 2 1/2 cups
Milk to Brush
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with wax paper.
Cream the butter together with the cinnamon, allspice and brown sugar. Add the egg yolk and beat until fluffy.
Add the pumpkin puree and stir into the mixture with a wooden spoon. Gradually add the flour until a doughy ball.
Flour a surface lightly, then kneed the dough at least 15 times (the dough should be just a little sticky still).
Get out a rolling pin, and flatten the dough until it is about 3-4cm thick. Take a drinking glass and "cut" holes in the dough with it. Set the dough circles onto the baking sheet.
Collect the dough and repeat the process until all the dough is used up. Brush the top of the biscuits with milk.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden and rising. Serve with butter hot from the oven!