Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen's Famous Pumpkin Scones - Australi

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

I have heard nothing but rave reviews about these scones my entire life! Flo Bejelke-Petersen is a bit of an Australian Icon and has an amazing reputation for her cooking skills. I am yet to try this recipe but look forward to doing so in the very near future. Look out for my review once I do! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together butter, sugar and salt with electric mixer.
  2. Add egg, then pumpkin and stir in the flour until just combined.
  3. Turn on to floured board and cut into squares.
  4. Place in tray on top shelf of very oven, 225-250c for 15-20 minutes.
Most Helpful

These are excellent scones. Light and fluffy. I did have some problems with the moisture content of the pumpkin, requiring closer to 3 cups of flour to bring the dough together, but the end result was still very nice. I also added some nutmeg to the mixture and sprinkled over the scones before baking. The smell in the kitchen was divine.... Looking forward to a cup of coffee and some scones. Thanks spo_rt :)

Chef spo_rt August 25, 2009

We sometimes add chocolate chips on special mornings, and two of us can eat the whole batch before evening!

nancyaar May 30, 2013

These are fabulous scones, I have made them a number of times now with fresh pumpkin. Easy to make and taste delicious! Always a hit with the flatmates, so I tend to double the recipe so that there are plenty for everyone. I do add some cinnamon and nutmeg to the mixture to add a bit more flavour. They are great right out of the oven with some jam or butter, or on their own. They go a bit dry once cooled, so best eaten when still warm!

Janelle767 June 27, 2011