Monday, 15 June 2015

Good Ol' Pumpkin Scones



I must have been about 8 years old when I was first let loose in the kitchen. Of course, I had "played" at baking before then. I had often been the recipient of Mum's pastry offcuts. Cutting them into unidentifiable shapes, smudging them with copious amounts of sweet jam and baking them along side my Mum's pies. My poor Dad eating my tough and messy "pies" as I had over-worked the dough to the nth degree and smeared jam from here to eternity. But as I gained confidence with Mum's patient guidance, I progressed to more "sophisticated" projects like pumpkin scones. I think they were one of the first things I ever baked on my own. They were to become a family favourite and my "specialty". You see, pumpkin scones are a very "Aussie" thing, and my parents aren't Australian, so my Mum left the baking of them to me. I'm pretty sure my early attempts were a bit like my "jam pies" - tough and rubbery. I think my baking skills have improved a bit since then.

Good Ol' Pumpkin Scones
Makes 12
adapted from here

400g butternut pumpkin, skin on and cut into 2cm wedges
2 cup self raising four
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup pure icing sugar
40g unsalted butter, softened



  1. I looooooooove your stories Jen :) & I love your scones too, with pumpkin, it must be delicious!

  2. Love recipes with stories. How sweet of your dad to eat your pies. Beautiful looking scones......

  3. Great post, love the way you write - and share your past and how you developed a love of baking. These look incredible!

  4. We just starting watching Series 1 of River Cottage Australia last week and then I clicked on your link! I have to tell you - yours look better than the ones on the show haha!!! Yours are much fluffier and the judges would have given you a prize for sure.