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! :)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mashed pumpkin (cold)
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- Beat together butter, sugar and salt with electric mixer.
- Add egg, then pumpkin and stir in the flour until just combined.
- Turn on to floured board and cut into squares.
- Place in tray on top shelf of very oven, 225-250c for 15-20 minutes.
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 :)
We sometimes add chocolate chips on special mornings, and two of us can eat the whole batch before evening!
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!