Butternut Biscuits with Vanilla Bean Butter

I love a good classic recipe as much as the next gal. Put me in line for chicken with dumplings, chocolate chip cookies and anything else that screams traditional and comfort. But sometimes, it is really fun to play with your food. To be adventurous.

These butternut squash biscuits fit that bill. They take a classic biscuit and transform them into something that is complex yet uncomplicated. The butternut squash provides a nice sweetness and that is enhanced by the vanilla bean butter. Yum!

Butternut Biscuits with Vanilla Bean Butter
Recipe type: side, appetizer1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup white whole-wheat flour 1 tsp. salt 3 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 5 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into cubes 1 cup butternut squash puree ¾ cup Greek yogurt
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Serves: 8
 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 5 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup butternut squash puree
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • For butter:
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 vanilla beans

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine flours, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add in the butter and use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add in the squash and mix until combined. Add in the yogurt and mix until the dough forms a ball.
  4. Turn dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll it out until it is ¾ inch thick. Use a 2” round cutter to cut out biscuits until you have no remaining dough.
  5. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes until golden brown. Serve with vanilla bean butter.
  6. Place the butter in a bowl and use a spatula to spread it out. Using a sharp knife, split the vanilla beans and scrape the caviar out, putting it in the bowl with the butter. Mix well.

 

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