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Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« on: June 28, 2014, 06:10:50 am »
My great aunt Ruby was a terrific cook, and she always had yummy homemade goodies on the table when visitors arrived. She lived into her nineties and was still baking in her tiny kitchen, producing the best pumpkin scones and cream horns in town. I was lucky enough to be given her recipe for the scones, so here is my thermie adaption of her recipe.

Preheat oven to 220-250C

Ingredients:
60g butter
60g caster sugar
1/2 tspn lemon zest
1 egg
275g (1cup) cold, cooked pumpkin chopped roughly or mashed
125ml milk
1/4 tspn nutmeg
1/4 tspn allspice
Pinch salt
400g Self Raising Flour, plus extra for kneading

Method:
1. Cream butter, sugar and lemon zest on speed 3 for 3 minutes, scraping down halfway through.
2. Add pumpkin, egg and milk and mix on speed 5 for 10 seconds.
3. Add spices and flour and knead for 30 seconds.
4. Turn out onto a floured mat and knead lightly until it comes together. It is a soft dough, so pat out until it is 4-5 cm high and stamp out scones with a cutter and place on a floured or lined tray
5. Place in oven and cook for 12-15 minutes

Notes:
This recipe makes about 1 1/2 dozen scones, depending on the size of your cutter.
I baked my pumpkin in the oven as I was doing a roast and popped the leftover pumpkin into the freezer, but the pumpkin can be steamed in the varoma, cooked on the stovetop or in the microwave. I tend to use butternut pumpkin, but any variety will do.
The scones freeze well,  and I usually keep a batch in the freezer for school lunchboxes or visitors.
They're delicious with jam and cream, or simply buttered and eaten warm.

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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 08:37:37 am »
Yummo - love pumpkin scones. Thx ES.

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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 08:46:27 am »
Wow Sue these look terrific.You can't beat tried and tested family recipes,thank you :-*
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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 08:55:09 am »
Wow Sue these look terrific.You can't beat tried and tested family recipes,thank you :-*

I'll second that, ES - the ingredients sound wonderful and they look absolutely delicious!!  Thank you!! :D

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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 09:23:44 am »
I agree, some of the best recipes are the ones from our parents, grand-parents or in your case, your Aunt.  My Aunty also made lovely scones.  Thanks for sharing the recipe with us Sue, they look delicious.
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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 09:25:42 am »
They look lovely Sue.
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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 11:21:20 am »
yes they look amazing :)
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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 08:10:35 pm »
They look great Sue.

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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 12:15:11 am »
The recipes past down in families are the best, thank you for sharing ES. They look awesome.
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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2022, 05:35:37 am »
Thought I would bump this.
I have been making batches of these to try and stock the freezer but they go very quickly as everybody loves them.
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Re: Scones- Great Aunt Ruby's Pumpkin Scones
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2022, 07:24:56 am »
I must try these. I usually make Flo's pumpkin scones.
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