Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

 I buy the big cans of pumpkin, I don't know why, probably because my mother did. They are usually a better value but sometimes it's a challenge to use the pumpkin up in a timely manner. I found the perfect recipe to use up that last bit of pumpkin. It was a top 10 Pumpkin Recipe on Brown Eyed Bakers Blog, I trust this gal. She has yet to lead me astray!
I think if all mornings started off with a scone we would only have great days! This scone it a perfect way to start a holiday morning. I love scones because the dough freezes so well. Just cut the scones, quick freeze them and store them in a Ziploc freezer baggie. Be sure and write baking instructions on the bag and date the bag. They are best baked within 2 months. Which is not hard to do at my house. I bake half the dough and freeze half. Perfect for holiday company. They awake to the yummy smell of pumpkin and spices. They think you have been slaving in the kitchen for hours. At this point you may or may not want to tell them your secret! Enough jabber, basic scone recipe. I made a few modifications in the shaping and cutting. The delicious recipe was left intact.

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze
2 cups flour
7 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoons cloves
1/4 teaspoons ginger
6 Tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 Tablespoons half and half
1 large egg

Spiced Glaze
11/4 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons half and half (more or less as needed)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 pinch each ginger and cloves

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, line a stoneware baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. Set aside
Combine first eight dry ingredients in a large bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter, or use my favorite method; freeze the butter and grate on a large hole grater, perfect size butter. It mixes in quickly.
In a smaller bowl whisk together the pumpkin, half an half and egg. Pour the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients. Mix oh so gently. On a lightly floured surface form the dough in two balls. Flatten gently to about 1 inch thick. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to make 6 wedges in each circle. Place wedges on baking sheet and bake at 425 for 14 minutes, do not over bake. I just like a very light color. Over baking will dry them out and then they won't be as yummy. We have made it this far so no over baking!
Cool scones and drizzle with Spiced Glaze (simply make glaze by mixing all ingredients together to get the consistency you want). Enjoy! Next time I make these yummy scones I will add 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Because I can and I think they would add to the flavor and nuts always add a fun textural intrest.


Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Yours look perfect! I love the icing drizzled on top too. I agree - perfect for a holiday breakfast

Cakelaw said...

I will definitely have to try scones with a glaze - these look so good!

Nedra said...

Your family is so lucky! Scones are one of my favorite breakfast foods.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

LOVE scones and these look amazing - the glaze makes it - lovely !
Mary x

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel said...

Oooohh I love pumpkin everything!! These look delicious!! Tis the season ;)

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

I love scones!!! And I buy big cans of pumpkin too!! I think I'll be using one of those can for these! I've never frozen half the dough, I guess we are too impatient!

Dixie n Dottie said...

These look so yummy! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

Cynthia L. said...

I love scones and I love pumpkin. What could be better? Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am off to pin the recipe and follow you!

Nicole @ WonkyWonderful said...

This glaze sounds amazing!

Shiloh Barkley said...

found you at trick or treat tuesdays! this looks great!!


Jocelyn said...

Pumpkin is all I have been baking with lately...I should probably change it up some before everyone gets bored:-) And yes, if every day started with a yummy scone, it would be a much better place!!!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These look fantastic! I found your blog at Western Warmth. I'm a new follower. Megan