Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pumpkin Scones

Holy pumpkin yumminess! I found this recipe a couple of months ago and it has been my favorite new reipe this Fall. As good as coffee cake for breakfast with a cup of hot chocolate.













Pumpkin Scones

3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. chopped crystallized ginger
4 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
3/4 cup regular or golden raisins

Heat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking-sheet liner. Combine flour, 2/3 cup of the sugar, the baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the crystallized ginger in a large bowl. Add butter; mix with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin, buttermilk and egg. Gently stir into dough, along with raisins. Drop dough by 1/2-cupfuls onto prepared sheet, about 2 inches apart. In a small bowl, stir together remaining tablespoon sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon chopped crystallized ginger. Sprinkle sugar-ginger mixture evenly over dough. Bake at 400° for 16 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and let cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.


**Just a hint...I found that it is easier to use a bit of sugar and the back of a spoon to break down the crystalized ginger than to chop it.**

Have a wonderul week!!

8 comments:

kathleener said...

they look scrumptious! now i'm going to have to figure out what "crystalized" ginger is :-). how are things going??

Eloise said...

Yum, Amber! I love anything with pumpkin.

Chopping candied ginger is a pain in the neck. Can't wait to try your tip.

Jeni said...

Wish I could just grab one of yours early this morning!

I have never used crystalized ginger...hope they have it at the commissary.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Yum - I wonder if I could make them gluten free. Love your wreath on your header.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Looks goo - and not a lot of sugar. I wonder if I can use honey? I'll try it! Thanks for the recipe!
:~D

Kristi said...

Sounds delish! I just bought some crystalized ginger for a morning green smoothie- guess now I have something else to try it in.

Deb said...

so you don't know me-- I went to high school with Tony, though. I got your blog from another blog list from another friend from high school blog... to make a long story short, I love your blog-- recipes, crafts, etc. I made the scones and I told someone that I got it off my friends blog. That's when I thought I should at least leave a comment and say hello. I'm laughing at myself, because this sounds so silly. I hope it makes sense, and thank you for your fun blog. I feel weird writing all of this on a comment, so if you ever want to contact me-- my email is debnjason@msn.com and I can explain more how I know Tony, etc. -- oh, and the scones are yummy!!

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