Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pumpkin Scones

2 c. flour
7 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
6 Tbsp. cold butter
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
3-4Tbsp. half and half
1 egg

Confectioners Sugar Glaze:
1 c. confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp. milk 

Spiced Glaze:
1 c. + 3 Tbsp. confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
dash of ginger

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper; set aside.

To make the scones: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Using a cheese grater, grate in the cold butter. Mix until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined (adding more half and half if the dough is too dry).

Form dough into a ball. Pat out onto a lightly floured surface, forming into a 1 inch thick rectangle. Using a knife dipped in flour, cut the dough into 3 equal parts. Cut each portion into 4 triangular pieces. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake 13-16 minutes, or until light brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

To make the sugar glaze: In a small bowl, mix the ingredients together until smooth. When the scones are cooled, use a pastry brush to brush on the glaze. You can do several coats. Allow to firm.

To make the spiced glaze: In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Spread over each scone and allow to firm before serving.

Here's a link to the recipe I used:

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