Sunday, December 25, 2011
our christmas pan
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter and 1/2 cup shortening, cut into pieces (or 1 cup butter)
2 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped pecans, opt.
1/4 cup chopped almonds, opt.
Combine the dry ingredients. Cut the butter/shortening into the flour until it resembles small peas and add the buttermilk, just barely mix. Flour surface and lightly roll out dough. Cut into rounds (about 15, I had a few left over which Avi got to roll out and mix over and over while we waited for the bread to bake).
Combine melted butter and syrup. Pour half into bottom of pan, sprinkle half the brown sugar and spices on top. Arrange biscuits in a circle and pour the remaining ingredients on top.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes in fluted bundt pan. Invert onto serving dish after taking out of oven.
Pictures are from pinterest, but I made mine differently with homemade biscuits instead of pillsbury. We really think they turned out much better that way. And, Avinash was too excited for christmas pan to wait for me to take a picture before eating. It fed seven of us very well, but no leftovers.
Check out more of my holiday inspiration here: