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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pumpkin Scones

Just popping in today to share a FANTASTIC recipe I found on Pinterest for pumpkin scones.  Although I am an avid baker, I've never attempted a scone before.  It was easier than I thought, and the result was delish! A pumpkin scone with a double glaze.  That's right, double.  Get excited!

(The original recipe was pinned from SweetPeasKitchen.com, but I modified it a bit)

What You Need:
For the Scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons vanilla caramel coffee creamer
1 large egg

For the Powdered Sugar Glaze:
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk

For the Spiced Glaze:
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground ginger
1 pinch ground cloves

Preheat the oven to 425 and put a Silpat or parchment paper on a jelly roll pan.  In your stand mixer (or a large bowl), mix together the dry ingredients.

Add the butter pieces and coat them with the mixture.  Mix until the contents are a course crumble.

In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.  The original recipe called for half-and-half, but I didn't have any so I used vanilla caramel coffee creamer.  It turned out awesome!

 Fold the wet into the dry and let the mixture form a ball.

Pat the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface.  Form into a 1 inch thick rectangle, about 4 X 12.

Cut this into 3 smaller rectangles (cut through the piece vertically).  Then, cut the whole rectangle in a half horizontally   You should be left with 6 squares.  Cut the squares in half to make 12 triangles.

Bake 14-16 minutes and cool on rack.  While they cool, make glaze number 1 by just mixing all the ingredients together.  Paint it on with a pastry brush.  Let this coating harden, about 5-10 minutes.

While they firm up, whip up glaze number 2 by combining all ingredients.

Paint over the top of the scones with the first glaze.  It will get drippy, but it makes it look pretty!

** (I should have thought of this the first time, but put a piece of parchment or foil under your cooling rack and save yourself A LOT of cleanup later!)

Let this firm up for about an hour before you serve it...or you'll have a messy set of guests.

It's hard to wait, but it is SOOOOOO worth it!

Enjoy!  Try and only eat one.  I dare you. ;)

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