Saturday, November 22, 2014

Double Glazed Pumpkin Scones

I made these after tasting them at church.  Do NOT overbake these.  I think 14 minutes may be a bit too long.  They had great flavor, just were a bit dry.

Double Glazed Pumpkin Scones

            
Scone Ingredients

2 Cups - All Purpose Flour
7 Tablespoons  Sugar
1 Tablespoon  Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon  Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
6 Tablespoons  Cold Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup Pumpkin, Canned
3 Tablespoons  Half and Half
1  Egg, Large

Powdered Sugar Glaze

1 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon  Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons  Whole Milk

Spiced Glaze Ingredients

1 Cup Plus 3 Tablespoons  Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
1/4 Teaspoon  Ground Cinnamon
1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 Pinch  Ground Ginger
1 Pinch -Ground Cloves

TO MAKE THE SCONES:.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Using a pastry knife, fork, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.

Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle (about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide). Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal portions. Cut those three slices diagonally so that you have 6 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 14-16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.

TO MAKE THE PLAIN GLAZE:.
Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk together until smooth.
When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone.

AS THAT WHITE GLAZE FIRMS UP, MAKE THE SPICED ICING:.
Combine the ingredient for the spiced icing together. Drizzle this thicker icing over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (at least 1 hour). A squirt bottle works great for this, or you can drizzle with a whisk.

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