Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pumpkin Scones!

These are REALLY really good.
I got the recipe from here. (I used the recipe near the bottom of the page)

The changes that I made are in the icing mostly. I only made the first batch of icing, divided in half. I used the first half to glaze the scones, then added a pinch of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and a touch of 1/2 & 1/2 to the second half then drizzled on the scones - I had more than enough for all of them...so, I think the 2 batches of icing is WAY too much!
I've made these twice. Once like regular scones, and once in yummy bite size mini scones in a mini muffin tin (if you're using the mini muffin tin, 10 min in a 425 oven is long enough!)
Enjoy!


Pumpkin Scones

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg
6 tablespoons cold butter

Plain Glaze
1 cup plus 1 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk

Spiced Icing
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cloves

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon ginger in a large bowl.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half-and-half, and eggs.
Cut butter into cubes then add it to the dry ingredients, until it is the texture of cornmeal or coarse sand.

add dry to wet ingredients, combine (don't over work)

drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet (parchment lined or greased) - 1 -inch thick

Bake for 14 to 16 minutes


While scones cool, prepare plain glaze by combining ingredients in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed. Mix until smooth.

When scones are cool, use a brush to paint a coating of the glaze over the top of each scone.

As that white glaze firms up, prepare spiced icing by combining ingredients in another medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed.

3 comments:

  1. Yum!! Gonna have to try those!! :)

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  2. Those ARE really good! Those are the same ones you brought over to my house, right? I am going to have to make them with your recipe one day... yum!!!

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  3. mmm..I think these look better than mine! I'm going to have to try them out!

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