Friday, July 22, 2011

Pumpkin Scones

Last week my 8 year old daughter helped me "deep clean" the kitchen......WITHOUT being asked! Her usual job is the dusting which she finished without complaint and even did the few things I allow her to leave for me because they are high or harder to do.  She then found me in the kitchen - bent over my stove-- scrubbing!!!  She volunteered to help me and with her help we cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom by about 3:00 --- after which she helped me finish my regular cleaning by mopping both bathrooms and the entryway on her hands and knees!
As part of her reward we had a tea party!  She absolutely LOVES having tea parties and was even more thrilled when I whipped up these pumpkin scones as a special treat.  We shared them with a "tea-loving" friend that night and were happy to hear they were thought of as a "comfort food" due to their being pumpkin! (You know - pumpkin makes you think of fall and fall is such a "warm and cozy" time with wood fires, sweaters, and of course hot tea!)
Anyway -- here's the recipe in case you'd like to try them sometime.
Pumpkin Scones
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. ginger
6 T. cold butter
Combine dry ingredients and cut in cold butter. Fold in:
1/2 c. pumpkin
3 T. milk
1 large egg
Form the dough into a ball.
Divide in half.
Pat out one half on a floured surface - about 1 inch thick.
Slice into 6 pie shaped pieces
Place on lightly greased baking sheet.
Repeat with other 1/2 of dough
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.

Drizzle with Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 - 2 T. milk
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice.


Kristy said...

I just made my first scones last week so I definitely had to check out your recipe! What a special treat for all the hard work you and your daughter did :)

Mynn xx said...

YES! I love pumpkin--I will definitely try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love scones. Thank you for the new scone recipe. Your daughter sounds awesome.
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Pamela said...

Scones are a big favorite of mine. Starbucks has a pumpkin scone in the fall.

Sweet Makayla.

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Thanks for linking up!!!

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