Monday, December 15, 2008

Cute Little Pumpkin!

What a blessing it was to be a part of the Christmas music at church! I'm kind of sad that it's over. If you'd like to see pictures follow this link. Also, if you're in the Jackson, MS area and get WLBT it will be on tv at 2pm on Christmas day! A good way to celebrate Christmas. Anyway, just before Thanksgiving, I made some pumpkin scones that I found on Maryanna's site Taste and See. They have this FANTASTIC spiced glaze on top...I really think that made the scones. I didn't do the plain glaze and did change a couple of things, so for the original recipe, go to Maryanna's! Since pumpkin is holiday-ish, I thought I'd share with you so that you can try them for yourself! Scones
2 cups all purpose flour
7 tablespoons 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
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin

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

Directions:
Scones:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Using a pastry knife, fork, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Usually, the instructions here say to knead; however, EVERY time I make scones, I find the dough too sticky to do this. So, I just spread the dough out into a large rectangle directly on the baking stone (or sheet) and scored the dough into triangles using a pizza cutter.
Bake for 14–16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. When you remove from the oven, re-cut the scored scones using a pizza cutter. Place on wire rack to cool.

Spiced Icing:
Combine the ingredient for the spiced icing together. Drizzle this thicker icing over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (at least 1 hour). A squirt bottle works great for this, or you can drizzle with a whisk.

10 comments:

Jane said...

These look great. I love pumpkin.
I think I'm caught up now! It's been a while since I've been blog visiting. :)

Katrina said...

Yu-um!

La Pixie said...

Ive never made scones before, but I just might try these.

Darius T. Williams said...

These scones look great!

Claire said...

Jane - Glad you caught up! :-) And are back.

Katrina - Thanks!

LaPixie - You should try them...I do get frustrated with the texture of the dough but they usually cook up well.

Darius - Thanks! You should "Darius"-ize some!

Maryanna said...

I'm so glad you made these. I kept eating and eating them when I made them. I had to tell myself that I couldn't make them again unless I had someone to give them to ... or at least most of them. Otherwise I'd gain about 10 pounds in one sitting.

Peabody said...

The spice glaze sounds heavenly with those scones.

Cate said...

I've never made scones before, but yours look so good!

Jude said...

I could use that spiced icing for a lot of stuff, methinks. Thanks for sharing!

Claire said...

Maryanna - I had them bookmarked for a while and finally remembered to get some pumpkin while I was out!

Peabody - I think that was the best part!

Cate - I can't believe you haven't made scones. They are so good!

Jude - I think you could!!! I'll be interested to see how you do it!