Thursday, 19 June 2014

Pumpkin Scones


We had roast the other night and had some leftover roast pumpkin pieces.  Too good to throw away I thought but not enough to make anything substantial. Then I had a brainwave.. Pumpkin Scones.

So here's a bit of experimentation that paid off.  Rustic and delicious.


Can't get your kids to eat pumpkin? I guarantee they'll eat these :)

55 g butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 - 3/4 cup mashed pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
3 cups GF self-raising flour

Pre-heat oven to 200° C
Line a cookie tray with baking paper
Beat softened butter until creamy then add honey, pumpkin and eggs and continue mixing on a low speed.
Add coconut milk and xanthan gum then gradually add the flour.  The mixture will become less sticky, start to form a dough and come away from the side of the bowl.
Transfer dough from the mixing bowl to a floured surface and using a flattened hand, form a disk to a thickness of  about 2 - 2.5cm. I used a cutter with a diameter of  approximately 6cm but a slender glass will work just as well. Flour the cutter or glass to prevent sticking and assist with ease of transfer to baking sheet

Bake for 12 minutes