Pumpkin Fruit Scones

Recipe by o vndra o
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 12-14




  • Boil or steam 1 cup pumpkin and mash it.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Lightly flour a heavy baking sheet and set aside.
  • Place flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt in a food processor and whiz to mix thoroughly.
  • Add the butter& process until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • (Mixing can also be done by hand by rubbing in butter with flour).
  • Transfer mix to large bowl.
  • Add the cherries, or fruit of choice and toss to mix.
  • Make well in the center.
  • Whisk together pumpkin& buttermilk and pour into the well.
  • Stir mix very lightly with a fork until thoroughly moistened.
  • Turn out onto floured surface, knead a few times to just combine.
  • Pat into a 3cm think round, dip a scone cutter or small glass into flour and cut out scones.
  • Place fairly close together on baking sheet, brush with milk for a dull glaze or egg yolk mix for shine.
  • Bake for 12-20 minutes (allows for different oven temperaments).
  • Remove from oven.
  • wrap in a tea towel for five minutes.
  • Serve hot with butter, or go the full hog and use your favourite jam topped with a dollop of cream.