Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin-Ginger Scones and Tea ~

 I admit - I haven't made these scones, but I've had the recipe for a while and they sound so good ~ especially for this time of year ~ and I wanted to share it. So, the photo isn't mine, but one I found on Google images from a website called Brown-Eyed Baker found HERE.  I've heard Starbucks has a pumpkin scone, but I don't know for sure about that because there is no Starbucks in the small town where I live. I think these would be perfect with a spicy chai tea, pumpkin or cinnamon-spiced tea. Yum! 

Pumpkin-Ginger Scones:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sift together:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon powdered ginger with 1/2 cup sugar
Add 4 tablespoons of chilled unsalted butter chopped into small pieces (soy or vegan margarine works great also). Gently work the flour-butter mixture with a pastry blender until the dough looks like coarse meal.

*Tip: Overworking the dough makes these pumpkin and ginger scones tough and heavy. Be gentle working in the butter/margarine.

In a separate bowl, beat together:
1 large egg, or 2 egg whites (vegans may substitute soy milk)
1/2 cup homemade or canned plain pumpkin puree
1/4 cup sour cream (you can use cream cheese, non-fat yogurt, or tofu substitute)
3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
Add to flour mixture and stir just until blended.

If you are making large triangular scones, pat the dough into a circle and cut into wedges. Or you can roll out to 3/4 inch thickness and use your cookie cutter or selected shape.
If you are making smaller triangles, divide the dough in half, pat into two rounds, then cut into wedges.
Place on the baking sheet, bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks.

Drizzle with ginger icing:
Mix ½ cup powdered sugar with 1 teaspoon finely chopped crystallized ginger and 1-2 tablespoons milk, cream, or soy milk.

Serve warm. Makes 12 large scones or 24 small scones

If you make them, please email me and let me know how they were! Maybe one of these cool, rainy autumn days, I'll bake up a batch of them myself to have with my afternoon tea. ~
Until next time,


Karen said...

They look and sound delish Cindy! I may just have to make some myself.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the recipe Cindy. I love scones. I'm going to try to make these today. I just wish I had some girlfriends around here to sit and chat over coffee or tea and scones.

sissie said...

Hi Cindy,
If I weren't so lazy I would make these! LOL!
They look and sound delicious. Thanks for the recipe.


smalltownme said...

They look delicious. Just the thing for a fall afternoon.

Riet said...

That sounds delicious Cindy but. oh my goodness I am trying to loose weight so I will pass for now.LOL

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my goodness, those look good. I love anything pumpkin!!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Karen said...

These do look delicious! I have a recipe for pumpkin scones with cranberry butter--yum!! Will have to make them soon.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh wow! Those sound delicious!

Anne said...

Oh wow, these look awesome! Can't wait to whip up a batch.

Thanks for visiting today & for following - tag! following you back :)

Anonymous said...

Droool! Now I need to go make some of my vanilla chai...
wish I had these to go with it.

Farmhouse Porch

Anonymous said...

those look yummy and very easy to make. A light hand is a must when making scones,

Gill in Canada


The French Hutch said...

These would be perfect for a leisurely Saturday morning served with my favorite hot coffee. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

The French Hutch

Linda said...

Sounds yummy...I made blueberry scones, but those sound wonderful!!

Robin said...

Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! Your sweetness made a difference in my day. Hope to hear from you frequently. I do have a post on my teacup collection--it is very small, but lovely, as is your blog.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, these look gorgeous AND delicious, Cindy!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Scones are my favorite comfort foods! These sound wonderful! ♥

Honey at 2805 said...

I love scones and your recipe is unique! Lets have some tea!

Thanks for linking your recipe to Potpourri Friday!

Ginger Zuck said...

They look yummy! I love pumpkin anything! I just hopped over from Honey's Potporri Friday Party!

Sarah said...

Oh yum, Cindy! Thanks for sharing! I've got a gigantic pumpkin on my porch that I really need to do something with! I'll bookmark this page and let you know if I try the recipe!

I wanted to let you know that the homemaking weekend linkup is going on now at my blog and I'd just love it if you wanted to come back and link up again!

Have a great weekend!



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