So this recipe comes from my sister blog MysteriousEats.wordpress.com. Typically I just reblog her posts onto my site, but I noticed that they don’t look the best and kind of come out weird looking. So instead I decided that I would just copy and paste her post onto my site. Here we go.
Ready for scones & tea.
So we were having a tea at church and I needed a scone to go with our food. I had already decided on a savory (will be posting soon), but needed a sweet scone.
I started scouring the internet when I came upon this recipe on The King Arthur Flour website. Everything I have made from them has been fantastic so I thought I would give it a try.
2-3/4 Cups of King Arthur Unbleached Flour or Regular Flour
1/3 Cup of Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon of Salt
3/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Allspice
1/2 Cup of Cold Butter
1-2 Cups of Chocolate Chips
2/3 Cup of Canned Pumpkin
2 Large Eggs
Cinnamon sugar (1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon and 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar), for topping
In a large mixing bowl; whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and the spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, & allspice).
Work in the butter until the mix is unevenly crumbly; it’s ok for some larger chunks of butter to remain unincorporated.
Stir in the Chocolate Chips.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin and eggs till smooth.
Add the pumpkin/egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until all is moistened and holding together.
Line a baking sheet with parchment; if you don’t have any use the sheet without parchment,but don’t grease it. Instead sprinkle a bit of flour on the parchment.
Scrape the dough onto the floured parchment or pan and divide it in half.
Round each half into a 6″ circle, about 3/4 an inch thick.
Brush each circle with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Using a knife, cut each circle into size wedges.
Carefully pull the wedges away from the center to separate them just a bit, about 1/2 inch space between them.
Place the scones in the freezer for 30 degrees uncovered. While the scones are chilling, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Back the scones 22-25 mins or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into a center of one comes out clean. The edges should be baked through.
Remove from the oven and serve warm.
THOUGHTS AFTER BAKING:
I loved them! They were perfect!
They were just so delicious everyone ate them right away and wanted more.
I cannot recommend more strongly that you should definitely make them.
I wasn’t really planning on including this in my Christmas countdown, but hey a post is a post so it needs a song to go with it.
So I had never heard this song before until the other when I was driving to work. At first I was like what is this? Who is Dominick the donkey?
But then as I listened, it quickly grew on me. So much that I actually listened to it later at home and decided to include it in our countdown. After all, donkey’s need love too.
So this song is called Dominick the Donkey and was written in 1960 by Ray Allen, Sam Saltzberg and Wandra Merrell. It was recorded by Lou Monte and is about a donkey that Santa owns, used to help deliver presents to children in Italy as reindeer cannot climb the mountains.
It’s that time of the year again. You know what I’m talking about, the time of the year when all willpower goes out the window. The time of the year when it is impossible to stop, the addicting qualities are just too high. You know what I’m talking about…
Yep. Usually it can be bit of a trouble, trying to trek down a girl scout to purchase my faves from.
This year one of the kids that comes to my work was selling them. When I saw the list I wanted to buy like every one of them.
I could only buy two as they are exorbitantly expensive. $5 a box?
But of course that’s not the real issue, now is it? Nope the real problem is not completely devouring every single cookies after you open the box.
I tell myself not to, that I should resist; but I just can’t seem to stop.
No, stop! Alright.
Cookie after cookie just seem to be ending up in my mouth.
If only there was an easier way to work off fat. Then I could eat whatever I want.
But that’s not going to happen. As all my willpower goes out the window I am in desperate need of someone keeping me on track, of stopping me from constantly eating.
But then I think of their deliciousness and I realize something:
So you know what, forget serving sizes! I’m going to eat what I want!