It seems like I'm making lots of substitutions lately. I had actually fully intended to use sweet potatoes in this recipe; I was even excited about it because all I've seen here are purple sweet potatoes. How cool would it have been to have some purple biscuits! But alas, it was not meant to be. I went to the store twice to get some sweet potatoes. The first time the produce section was not open. The second time there were no sweet potatoes. So I grabbed what I hoped to be a pumpkin (it was green, kinda like a watermelon) and decided to switch it up. I was pleasantly surprised not only when I found out it was indeed a pumpkin (or at least a squash with orange flesh) but also when I looked at the Tuesdays with Dorie site and found suggestions on making a pumpkin version.
So this week's TWD was chosen by Erin of Prudence Pennywise, and you can check out her site for the recipe. And don't forget to check out the other bakers of TWD.
I decided to make these for the weekly bible study that I'm in along with a few others from work. It's a pretty informal affair, but we get together to study the bible, have some fellowship, and, of course, eat some food.
These biscuits didn't quite rise as far as I wanted them to, even though I was trying to be really careful about over mixing. I think my down fall was the oven temperature. I had to throw these in the oven at the last minute (the bible study was coming over to our villa that night and the others were already there), so the oven didn't have enough time to properly heat up. I still have a few left in the freezer, so I'm going to bake those up right and see if I don't get a better rise out of them.
I think I'll definitely be making these again. They were really quick to mix up and bake, so when I'm feeling a hankering for breakfast for dinner, I've got my recipe.