Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pumpkin Scones



On the weekend after a tough week all I want to do is nurse a cup of coffee and feed myself fluffy baked goods to drown my stress. 

As I was entering this new blog post, I started typing in the word pumpkin and a ton of suggestions popped up. My previous titles included Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Waffles, Pumpkin pancakes, and so on. It's no surprise that I love pumpkin. Pumpkin scones were the next variation for a lazy Saturday brunch for my husband and I. So I made these scones along with scrambled eggs and grated Gruyere cheese, thick-cut bacon and a huge cup of coffee.

Baked goods make all your troubles go away.
Pumpkin Scones
3 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 cup butter)
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice

Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice together in a bowl. Cut the butter into tiny cubes and then work the butter  into the flour with your hands until it resembles sand. Make a well and pour the buttermilk into the center. Mix until incorporated (don't knead) and just wet. Turn out the dough on a floured board and gather together into a circle. Cut into wedges and put on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

8 comments:

  1. wow, yum! Those look incredibly delicious. I believe this is the first time I've ever seen pumpkin scones. bravo!

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  2. these look great! baked goods really do make your troubles go away, don;t they?!

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  3. Add chocolate chips next time. I love the combo of spicy pumpkin and chocolate!

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  4. That's an Interesting idea. Nutella would be a great compliment too!

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  5. Funny, I just had pumpkin scones yesterday at Starbucks. First time I ever have seen them and they were delicious! Now I open my Food Buzz and here is a recipe...I have to try it. They look so yummy!! Thanks and I'll post after the adventure.

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  6. This is delicious! I was never a fan of scones before this. They should have been called stones. I cook my cakes a little under and did the same with this. They were perfect, almost like little cakes. The recipe doesn't say where/when to put the pumpkin in but I stirred it in at the last and it worked fine. I will make this again. So easy too!

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  7. I heart pumpkin. SO MUCH. And I still have a can in the pantry, so I just might have to try these :)

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  8. These look great but nowhere in the directions does it tell you when to incorporate the pumpkin.

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