Pumpkin Scones
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Recipe type: Breads & Breakfasts
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Serves: 8-12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter (cut into chunks)
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin (plain, not pie mix)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons half & half
  • Spiced Glaze
  • 1 cup + 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons half & half
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ ground ginger
  • ⅛ ground ground clove
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger cloves and nutmeg.
  3. Using a pastry knife, two knives or a food processor, cut cold butter into the dry mix of flour and spices.
  4. Continue to cut the cold butter into the mix, until there are no large chunks and dough is course in texture.
  5. In a smaller bowl, whisk together pumpkin, molasses, egg and vanilla.
  6. Combine wet ingredients into the larger bowl of dry ingredients.
  7. Mix only until all ingredients are combined.
  8. Place dough on a lightly floured surface, kneading a few times to solidify.
  9. Roll the dough with a floured rolling pin into a large rectangle, about ½ inch high.
  10. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough horizontally and then into quarters.
  11. Cut each quarter into four triangles.
  12. Place dough on a lined or buttered and floured pan.
  13. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  14. After scones have cooled, mix together the powdered sugar and half and half for the white glaze. Sifting the flour offers better results. If the glaze is too runny, add more sugar.
  15. Mix the spiced glaze in the same way as the white glaze.
  16. Dip the top halves of scones into white glaze, being careful not to over do it.
  17. Using either a squeeze bottle or a small utensil, drizzle the spiced glaze over the top of iced scones.
  18. Giving the glaze time to set will offer better results.
  19. Enjoy!
Recipe by Food It Forward at http://fooditforward.com/pumpkin-scones/