Pumpkin spice scones
- Preparation and cooking time
- Makes 25
- 450g self-raising flour , plus extra for rolling
- 100g cold butter
- 50g golden caster sugar
- 1-2 tsp pumpkin spice (or mix ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, a good grind of nutmeg and a pinch of allspice)
- 200g cooked pumpkin
- 80-100ml milk
- butter or cream cheese flavoured with a pinch of cinnamon, to serve
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour in a bowl and coarsely grate in the butter (dipping the butter into the flour can make it easier to grate; do this as often as you need). Use a butter knife to stir the butter into the flour, then mix in the sugar and spice.
- STEP 2
Add the pumpkin and 80ml milk to the flour mixture and quickly stir everything together. Add more milk if you need to.
- STEP 3
Tip the mixture onto a floured surface and lightly bring together with your hands a couple of times. Roll out until 4cm thick and stamp out rounds with a 7cm cutter. Re-shape the trimmings until all the dough has been used. Place the rounds on a lightly floured baking sheet and brush the tops with any remaining milk. Bake for 10-12 mins until risen and lightly browned.