Buttery sweet, spiced pumpkin scones with a sweet and spicy ginger icing drizzled over. Huge hit with the family.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins and pecans.
Whisk pumpkin, buttermilk, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Stir into the flour mixture with a wooden spoon, mixing just until dough comes together; do not overmix.
Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead gently, 4 to 5 times; dough will be sticky. Pat into a circle that is about 7 inches across, and about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut in half, then cut each half into 4 triangular pie-shaped wedges. Place scones onto the prepared baking sheet.
Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl. Brush the tops of the scones with egg wash. Sprinkle tops heavily with coarse sugar.
Bake on the middle or top rack of the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a scone comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Slide scones, still on parchment paper, onto a counter or wire rack to cool.
While cooling, combine powdered sugar, milk, molasses, ginger, and cinnamon for the icing in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until it boils, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool partially, 3 to 5 minutes. Drizzle over scones; allow icing to harden before serving.
Per Serving: 363 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 52.7g; fat 15.2g; cholesterol 54.6mg; sodium 277.7mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which not always rise as well as clear bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.