Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Breakfast Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze


Pumpkin Scones moist, tender and perfectly glazed! The turning  pretty leaves and colors, cool fresh air,  brings the best out in baking pumpkin recipes. This is one recipe good anytime of the year, but shouts Fall all the way while baking and the smell of fresh cinnamon fills the house with homemade warmth and goodness!

Make sure to use a very sharp knife for cutting


2 cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg or 1/2 teaspoon ground jar nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup fresh homemade pumkin puree or canned pumpkin
3 Tablespoons heavy cream , half and half or milk
1 large egg

Plain Confectionery Sugar Glaze :
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons water

Spiced  Confectionery Sugar Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, so much easier and they won't stick.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use a pastry blender or flat beater bar for your  heavy duty mixer to cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly in texture and resembles coarse cornmeal.

In a small bowl, stir together the pumpkin, cream add egg. Fold into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.  Dough is heavy, slightly dry.
Loosely form the dough into oblong shape. Press down with floured hand into a 1-inch thick, as shown in picture.
Use a sharp knife to slice the dough to form 12 triangles.
Place each slice on prepared baking sheet and bake till browned on bottom and dry looking on top, around 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cool completely on wire rack, make glazes, alternating drying in between  brushed on glaze that's plain, then drizzle spiced one on top.
Sugar Glaze directions:
In a small bowl, mix sugar and water to flow easily to make a thick glaze.  Brush glaze over the top of each cooled scone. Let harden before proceeding to the spiced glaze directions.

Spiced Glaze Directions:
After the sugar glaze hardens, combine the spiced icing ingredients making this a little thicker to hold onto the top layer of glazed scone. Use a fork to drizzle over each scone dry before serving.
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25 comments:

Federica said...

I love all these spices. These scones are wonderful. Bye, have a good day

sweet artichoke said...

Scones are a real treat for breakfast! I like all the spices you put in them, sounds delicious!

My Little Space said...

Such awesome colour! I guess still plenty of pumpkins need to be finish up, right! hehe... Have a great day.
Kristy

Foodessa said...

Claudia...everytime I come for a visit...so much more has taken place in that kitchen of yours. I could only wonder how you get everything done with your hectic schedule. Are you hiding some elves behind the scenes? LOL

Great use of pumpkin...thanks ;0)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Joanne said...

YES! Scones! Love them but rarely eat them. I've got to try this recipe. It will be perfect for a Thanksgiving breakfast.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
These scones look great, wonderful recipe!

Emily Malloy said...

Yum! Love the glaze. Looks delish!!

Moogie said...

I've never made scones. Perhaps I should give it a try.

Belinda @zomppa said...

It IS perfectly glazed. I could just eat that. =)

Stella said...

These look delicious, Claudia! I have to admit that scones are my baking nemesis though. I just can't get them right for some reason...? Maybe I need to watch someone make them. I always seem to beat the glutens too much, which is strange. I don't do that to anything else..?!

Reeni said...

What a lovely treat for breakfast! You can't go wrong with pumpkin and all those aromatic warm spices!

Victoria said...

Mmmmm scones!! These look beautiful!

Kate said...

I think maybe you should ship a box of these to everyone who comments so we can check them out and make sure they're as wonderful as they look :-) Kate @ kateiscooking

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious scones

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful scones, and I love the spices in your glaze, excellent!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

these spices sound so much fun and now that pumpkins are FINALLY cheap (Hello November) I really look forward to cooking more pumpkin things.

Trix said...

You are the pumpkin queen! Such pretty little scones.

Tania said...

You are the queen of pumpkin recipes!

Magic of Spice said...

Wow, love the color...have never had a pumpkin scone, and with that glaze they must be delicious :)

Bridgett said...

I'm loving the pumpkin recipes out there but these look perfect with that glaze. Yummy!

SashaInTheKitchen said...

Yum - these look delicious. I love pumpkin this time of year.

Sara said...

I LOVE pumpkin scones. Can't wait to try these!

Patricia Turo said...

Fall is such a great time of year. Spices, pumpkin and all the wonderful desserts and dishes you can make with them. I've only just gotten into scones because they don't have a lot of sugar. Nothing like walking into a house with the sent of these wonderful flavors.

Regards,
Patricia

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

What can I say? I love pumpkin, I love breakfast and I love scones! This is a beautiful recipe - love the spices and the glaze.

Claudia said...

I lovea good scone anytime of the day...or night. These celebrate pumpkin. I love coming here - it's always new and exciting.