Pumpkin scones
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min, oven time 20-22 min, plus cooling

A brilliant recipe for halloween or a tasty way to use up seasonal pumpkin, give this autumnal scone recipe a go. Make sure to serve with plenty of butter!

Want more? Check out these 9 ways to use up leftover pumpkin.

Ingredients

  • 40g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g pumpkin flesh, cut into small pieces
  • 225g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Handful grated Cheddar
  • Small handful chopped fresh coriander or flatleaf parsley leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp milk, plus extra for brushing

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Grease a baking sheet by rubbing with a little butter.
  2. Put the pumpkin pieces into a saucepan and just cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes until just tender. Drain and mash with a fork. Leave to cool.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a big bowl. Add the butter. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  4. Use a table knife to mix the mashed pumpkin into the flour mixture. Add the cheese and herbs, then add just enough milk to make a dough.
  5. Sprinkle a little flour on a work surface and on your hands, then lightly knead the dough for 30 seconds.
  6. Form the dough into a ball, then lightly pat it out to about 3cm thick. Dip a round fluted cutter in a little flour and cut out scones. Put on the baking tray, spaced a little apart.
  7. Roll the spare bits of dough into a ball and flatten. Cut out the rest of the scones. Brush the tops with milk.
  8. Put the scones into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Subscribe

Fancy getting a copy in print?

Subscribe to our magazine
Subscribe to delicious magazine today

Rate & review

Rate

Reviews

Share a tip

Or, how about...?

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Goat's cheese recipes

Cheese scones with watercress and goat’s cheese

This cheesy scones recipe is a fabulous variation, as it uses goat’s cheese as well...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Spiced pumpkin muffins with cream cheese icing

Use the pumpkin flesh from your Halloween lantern to rustle up these moist and moreish...

Subscribe to our magazine

Subscribe to delicious. magazine this month and receive a free cookbook

Subscribe

Download our digital version

Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine

Subscribe
Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine