type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: Some recipe love

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Some recipe love

Fall in Minnesota. I love the 48 hours of fall we get here. This year especially, it seems like the leaves changed colors, and then 2 days later, a hefty wind came and whipped the leaves off in a matter of hours and now it's brown. The good news is the wind came and whipped the leaves out of my YARD, so it looks like there will be no yard work!

I woke up yesterday on pumpkin day and had a hankering for some pumpkin bread of some kind to munch on with my latte, and I was so pleased with the results, I'm going to share! Plenty more "pumkin-ish" days ahead to try this one out!

Pumpkin Scones (adapted from this recipe)

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1T plus 1t baking powder
1 1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t ground ginger
3 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground cloves
1 t salt (decrease if you use salted butter)
1/2 cup butter, cold
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 c chopped nuts (I used candied walnuts, but plain wlanuts or pecans would be good too)
3 T white sugar
1 t ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and brown sugar.
Cut in butter using a pastry tool, until butter is pea size.
Mix in nuts.
In a small bowl, beat eggs and mix in pumpkin, then add them to the dry ingredients.
Just before the mixture is completely combined (should still be a little crumbly), plop it all onto a cutting board, pressing it to about a 9" circle.
Cut into wedges. Mix white sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of scones.
Bake for 11-13 minutes until tops are golden brown.

Yummy. We had some left so I froze them, but I think I'm going to go get them out and eat them tomorrow!


Natalie said...


Annika said...

YUm, Pumpkin Scones look delish! I did an entire week of pumpkin recipe posts, but I did not make scones. I'll have to try these :) Thanks for sharing!

Dawn S. said...

Yummm - I will trade you a couple of cupcakes for a bite!

Dawn S. said...

To be fair, we usually get more colors than this year! The early and heavy snow didn't help as that brought down many leaves, too.

So, seriously, I am bringing some cupcakes tomorrow a.m. and if you have something to trade, I am all about it! hahaha!

Jenna said...

yay!!! i've been wanting a pumpkin scone recipe!!! my self-proclaimed NON-BAKING friend has come through!!!

Joe said...

you don't know me from boo (or vice versa) but I stumbled across your blog via Jennapants from 22 words comment surfing. Jennapants says you make the best chicken pot pie. As it turns out, that happens to be my favorite meal, and my wife makes the "Best chicken pot pie in the Whole Wide World!" I've even made up a dance to prove it. :o) I have successfully challenged 3 of our friends to friendly chicken pot pie duels, where each of the contestants produces a chicken pot pie to be enjoyed by all of the lucky duel attendees. While everyone has not agreed with my assessment that Beth Anne's chicken pot pie is still The Best, I don't think any of us have been sorry that we participated. If you ever make your way around to the Cleveland, Ohio area, feel free to look me up. I'd love to have a chicken pot pie duel with a complete stranger!

Or is that just too weird? If so, sorry. Just ignore me. I get a bit too excited about chicken pot pie!