Sunday, February 28, 2010

pumpkin scones

A few months ago, my coworker & friend Angie went & bought some Starbucks at work. She came back holding a bag, and split a scone with me. She said "these are always gone by the time I get one, but they had one left, so let's try it!". Oh.My.GOODNESS! I was in LOVE. Starbuck's Pumpkin Scones are so delicious... but are only available for a few months.

So, I scoured the internet in hopes of finding a recipe, and I found one!!
It was a little time consuming, but it was SO worth it!!

Ingredients for Scones
2 c flour
7 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 c canned pumpkin
3 tbsp half & half
1 large egg
6 tbsp cold butter

Ingredients for Plain Glaze
1 c plus 1 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp whole milk

Ingredients for Spiced Icing
1 c + 3 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp whole milk
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cloves

1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2) Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, 1/2 tsp each cinnamon & nutmeg; 1/4 tsp each cloves & ginger in a bowl... combine.
3) In a separate medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half & half, & egg.
3) Cut butter into cubes, then add it to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry knife or fork to combine. Texture will be like cornmeal when you are done.
4) warning... messy! Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then form the dough into a ball. You might have to eventually use your hands (I did). Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1 inch thick circle and use a pizza cutter & cut however you like (I do circle, cut in half, and just start making triangles from there). I get between 6-8 pieces.
5) Place parchment paper (not necessary, but I love it!) on a cookie sheet, and place your pieces a little apart from each other. Bake for 14-16 minutes, until scones are light brown.
6) While scones bake, prepare plain glaze by combining ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
7) As scones cool, use a brush to paint a coating of the glaze over the top & sides of the scones.
8) As the white glaze firms up, prepare the spiced icing ... and drizzle this thicker icing over each scone.
9) Let dry for 1 hour before serving.

Amy's Notes: I doubled this recipe b/c I wanted to take some to work. Now, since I doubled everything, I realized I probably didn't need to double the glazes.... there was quite a bit of it left over. The texture of this scone is absolutely out of this world.... so yummy!

1 comment:

Chiemi said...

OH YUM. Seriously, I think I am going to be making this when my sister and her friend come this week. So delish!

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