Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pumpkin, Pumpkin.. I Love Pumpkin..

I know traditionally people only use pumpkin during a certain time of the year. I love the smell of pumpkin and could eat pumpkin dishes year round. It's a very warm and comforting ingredient. Last night I promised Joe I'd make him some pumpkin scones for breakfast. Lightly adapted from, here are the glorious pumpkin scones!

Vegan Pumpkin Scones:

1/4 cup Silk Vanilla Soymilk
1/2 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
1 teaspoon fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/2 cup Organic Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
pinch of Sea Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice Seasoning
1/2 cup Earth Balance Vegan Margarine

Spiced Glaze:
1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Silk Vanilla Soymilk

Ingredient line up:

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Combine milk, pumpkin, lemon juice and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

In a larger bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt and pumpkin spice.

Mix all together.
Get your Earth Balance ready..

If you have a pastry cutter, use it to cut the butter into the flour. If you're like me and don't.. use a fork.. and then your hands.

I use the fork until the fork clumps to much, and then I use my hands to basically rub the butter into the dough until it forms a consistency.. basically of damp sand, like this:

Combine your pumpkin mixture into the flour.

Mix at first with fork, spoon or if you're cool and have a mixer machine.. that works too. ;)
If you don't though, mix with a spoon and then with your hands until it looks like this:

On a flat surface, lightly sprinkle extra flour. Plop the dough onto the flour and knead for just a moment. Then form into a rounded flat... mass. Not sure what to call it :) then cut into 8 slices like you would a pizza. It looks like this:

It's roughly 8-9 inches in diameter and 3/4" tall.

Place on your baking sheet.

Bake for 24-26 minutes.

When it's done, it will look like this:

For the glaze, combine all ingredients into a small bowl. Stir for about 4-5 minutes with a small spoon and drizzle over your scones.

Plate, serve, eat.


Tomorrow I will post some catching up photos/recipes of a few meals throughout the week!
Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

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