Thursday, October 18, 2012

How about a breakfast treat?

This is a recipe that I actually printed off the Internet last year, and they are a wonderful breakfast treat!

After.  
Oops! Forgot to get a before!:-)  This is the pan just as they came out of the oven.  If you are a fan of scones, I think you will want to try them.  Cookiemadness.net is where this came from, posted by Anna.

PUMPKIN SCONES
2 cups all-purpose flour
7 Tablespoons granualted sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoonn salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 Tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 Tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg

- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl or in bowl of food processor. Cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.
- Whisk pumpkin, half and half, and egg together in a mixing bowl.  Pour the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture and shape into a ball.
- Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick 9x3-inch rectangle. Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal portions.  Cut those three slices diagonally so that you have 6 triangular slices of dough.  Place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown.  Place on wire rack to cool.

I cut the dough into four equal portions rather than the three mentioned, making 8 slices rather than 6.
Also, the recipe includes a glaze as well as an icing.  I didn't add these to the scones as we are not fans of such sweet toppings on scones.  This was the first time I have made these, and I think I will sprinkle some sugar on top of them before baking the next time I make them.  I also might enjoy some raisins in them.:-)

GLAZE
1 cup powdered sugar plus another 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
- Mix the powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoons milk together until smooth.  When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone.  This should give you more than enough glaze!

SPICED ICING
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves
- When the glaze has set, make the icing.  Melt the butter in bowl.  Gradually add the sugar and stir until moistened with butter.  Add the ilk and stir to get a drizzling consistency.  Stir in the spices.  Drizzle this decoratively over the glazed scones.

Wouldn't these be a good treat for a Halloween morning breakfast?:-)

A recent shopping trip resulted in some good bargains.  Some of them will appear in the next post!

Thank you so much for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.

11 comments:

  1. I have never tasted a scone. These look and sound delicious. Sadly there is never anyone here for breakfast with me but I would love to come and share yours. Then we could go visit my twin.

    Have a wonderful day Nellie!

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  2. These really do sound good! I'm with you about the glaze/frosting---I would much prefer a bit of butter on my scone, and if I want something sweet, a dab of strawberry or apricot preserves would take care of that nicely. Thank you for sharing the recipe, and I'm printing it out to use!!

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  3. They looks wonderful and I really like that recipe. So after you eat them do you run around the block? I keep wondering how you do at your monthly weigh ins? I would be paying every single month. :)

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  4. I am SOOOO there!!! I love pumpkin anything!

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  5. hi nellie
    i love scones like yours.
    the recipe sounds very good.
    have a nice time,
    love regina

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  6. It's 2pm and I haven't eaten since yesterday. Too bad I can't reach in the computer and grab one to go with my coffee!

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  7. My husband is the Scone Maker around here. He can eat them and I can't... Anymore.

    Betcha' he'd like to try this recipe. :-)

    "Auntie"

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  8. We have out of town guests spending the night after our Halloween party. These look like fun breakfast treats.

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  9. Hi Nellie....These sound and look scrumtuous! Yum! Thanks for all your sweet visits and comments to my blog. Susan

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  10. Those sound so good, Nellie!

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