I love it when my mom pays me a visit, especially in the middle of a bedroom remodel on a Sunday Afternoon! Oh my did these taste good!
Do you love pumpkin? Tis the season and fall is officially here and one thing I love most about fall is my cool morning runs and all the hearty root veggies to cook and bake with. These scones are no exception and are delicious.
Can I just say I have the most amazing mom! She knows exactly when I need her and this past Sunday she showed up with these yummy scones?.
She knew my husband and I had a busy couple days with taping and painting our bedroom, and she also knew it was a bit stressful to say the least. I’ll spare you the details but trust me on this one…..next time I think I’ll hire out my painting jobs?. Don’t get me wrong, Rob did and AMAZING job and the bedroom looks beautiful, it just wasn’t that much fun!
By Sunday afternoon however, things were looking up, but we were also very hungry and tired so her timing was impeccable. THANK YOU GOD!
But that’s not all, she also knew I was expecting a couple friends to pop in after they returned from their run (which I was hoping to also run) in Minneapolis to see how the paint job was coming along. Like I said, my mom is incredible. She made sure I had enough treats to share with my friends.
She also knew I had high hopes of running the race so her visit was perfect timing because I was really needing a pick me up! Our first day of painting on Saturday had lots of interuptions and didn’t quite go as planned, so I decided to stay home to help my husband. Wise move on my part! I was bummed but since my husband is now on a new work schedule with his current job, I have had to make a few adjustment myself. Part of the reason I deferred running a marathon this fall, which I’ll save for another blog post but life is good and we survived our first paint job and probably our last! I am happy to have him in my life and we do, for the most part, have fun. We just don’t make good painting partners?.
The good news is, the scones (and the bedroom) were a big hit!
My mom used a recipe from the SOUTHERN LADY (The Autumn Issue) Magazine. She only made one slight modification which was using flour, baking powder and salt, in place of the self rising flour. My mom uses Organic Flour from Azure and recently she was able to get a supply of Coconut Sugar. If you’re a fan of pumpkin, maple and you love scones, try this recipe!
Ingredients for Pumpkin Scones with Maple-Ginger Glaze
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup organic cold butter, diced
- 2/3 cup of organic canned pumkin
- 3 tablespoons of organic whole milk or cream
- 1 farm fresh egg
- Maple-Ginger Glaze (recipe follows)
- 1/2 cup of toasted pecans or grain free granola (Purely Elizabeth)
Garnish: finely chopped crystallized ginger
- Preheat over to 375 degrees
- In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until mixture appears crumbly.
- In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, and egg. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture, stirring until mixture forms a soft, sticky doogh. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead gently 3 to 4 times.
- Place dough on a baking sheet. Using floured hands, pat dough into an 8-inch circle. Lightly cut top of dough into 8 wedges, being careful not to cut completely through the dough.
- Bake until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 8 wedges. Drizzle with Maple-Ginger Glaze. Sprinkle with pecans or granola. Garnish with crystallized ginger, if desired.
Makes about 1/3 cup
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 5 teaspoons whole milk
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp maple syrup (original recipe called for maple extract)
- In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, ginger and maple syrup. Stir to form a thin glaze. Use immediately.