Date and Spice Pumpkin Scones

Recipe by ballarat
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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 12 scones
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Steam or microwave coarsely chopped pumpkin until tender, drain well. Add the cinnamon and salt; mash until smooth, cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Lightly grease and flour a scone tray.
  • Sift flour into a large bowl, rub in butter. Add sugar, pumpkin, dates and most of milk. Mix to a soft dough. If dry, add remaining milk.
  • Gently knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth. Press dough out evenly about 2 cm thick. Cut out as many rounds as possible using 6cm scone cutter.
  • Place rounds on prepared tray. Gather remaining dough together and repeat cutting out process as above - handle lightly and gently.
  • Brush tops of scones with a little milk.
  • Bake in moderately hot oven for about 25 minutes.
  • Serve warm with butter.
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