Pumpkin Scones

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 7, 03:27 PM in . No comments.

Pumpkin Scones

Since its October, there will be lots of pumpkins about. Apart from making soup and carving into ghoul-like faces, here is another great thing you can do with your pumpkin. Pumpkin scones!

These are a bit of a favourite of mine, have a lovely colour and are famous where I’m from (Queensland). I remember making these at school in home economics class. Relatively easy even for a 12 year old!

Pumpkin is a great vegetable. It’s low in calories and carbohydrate, high in vitamin A and it’s a good source of vitamins C , E and lots of minerals including magnesium, potassium, and iron.

Ingredients

For these pumpkin scones you’ll need:

  • 2 ½ cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup mashed pumpkin (cold)
  • 55g butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (gas mark 6)
  2. Beat butter until soft and add sugar
  3. Mix in pumpkin and egg
  4. Add the milk and then slowly add flour
  5. Turn dough onto a floured board and knead
  6. Roll out and cut dough into circles
  7. Place onto greased tray
  8. Cook at 200 degrees for 15 mins

Lovely warm or cooled.

Tags: Pumpkin

About the author

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.

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