Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Scones

I loveee the fall.  I love when the leaves start to turn colors, it gets cooler outside, TV actually has good shows on,  Halloween is around the corner, candy corn is everywheree, and Starbucks gets their Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

And when Starbucks gets their Pumpkin Spice Lattes, they also get these.

Pumpkin Scones!

I found this recipe at Sweat Pea's Kitchen, and had to make it.  She said these tasted like Starbucks Pumpkin Scones, so I had to check and see.

Turns out, they're addicting.  The icing is what does it.  Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.  Mmmmm.  The combination of spices really make the scones taste like fall.

And they look so good too!

Here's the recipe!

Pumpkin Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 3tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
6 tbsp. cold butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tbsp. half-and-half (I used fat free)
1 large egg

Powdered Sugar Glaze:
1 cup + 1 tbs. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk (I used skim)

Spiced Glaze:
1 cup + 3 tbsp. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground ginger
1 pinch ground cloves

Preheat oven to 425F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices.
Add butter and toss with a fork to coat with flour mixture.
Mix on medium-low speed until texture resembles coarse cornmeal (butter pieces about the size of small peas but no larger)
In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half-and-half, and egg.
Fold pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
Form dough into 1-inch thick 12x4 rectangle.
Slice through dough making 4 equal portions; cut the 4 equal portions in half, then at a diagonal, forming 16 triangles.
Separate and bake for about 12-14 minutes (until tops are lightly browned)
While scones are cooling make powdered sugar glaze by combining ingredients and mixing together with a fork.
Use a pastry brush to spread glaze over scones after they are cooled.
Finally, combine ingredients to make spice glaze and drizzle over powdered sugar glaze.

Recipe makes about 16 scones

1 comment:

  1. MEGAN! These are delicious and fantastic and my family, who normally avoids whatever I bake for reasons of caloric content or whatnot, is threatening to eat all of the scones. Keep up the blog; it makes me happy.

    -Erin F