Scrumptious home-made pumpkin scones

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Pumpkin scones are an old Aussie favourite, and these crumbly ones are a sure hit with the whole family. 

Fix those mid-morning cravings with a melt-in-the-mouth scone – it’s so tasty! Super easy to whip up, this delicious recipe includes a buttery pumpkin mixture, brushed in cream and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds. 

Simple and inexpensive, this recipe is great to have on-hand. Spread a generous layer of butter and enjoy! 

 Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups plain flour 
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 120g unsalted butter, coarsely grated
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated pumpkin 
  • 1/4 cup crystallised ginger, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup thickened cream (plus more for brushing) 
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Method 

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt until combined. 
  3. Using fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until butter is in smaller pieces. 
  4. Mix in pumpkin and ginger. Add cream and gently stir just until a moist dough forms. 
  5. Turn dough out into lightly floured surface and gather together. 
  6. Pat dough out to 16cm x 20cm rectangle.
  7. Cut dough into six pieces and arrange on prepared tray. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until chilled. 
  8. Brush tops of scones with cream and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Bake for 25 minutes. 

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