Weekend Recipe: Spiced Scones topped with Pumpkin Seeds

I love a good scone. They make me so happy and they are so simple to make! This recipe for spiced scones is inspired very much by autumn and the food and flavours of the season. The pumpkin seeds add a touch of texture on top and they are very appropriate with hallowee’n around the corner! Whenever I make scones I usually pop any I have left over in the freezer and they defrost quite quickly if I fancy a little treat. Just pop into a moderate oven for a few minutes to freshen up.


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Spiced Scones topped with Pumpkin Seeds  Ingredients

100g wholemeal
100g plain flour
2 taps baking powder
1tsp mixed spice
20g of caster sugar
Pinch of salt
55g of chilled unsalted butter cut into cubes
130-140mls milk
1 small egg and a little milk for the glaze
Pumpkin seeds

Makes 8 small scones using a 6.5cm cutter

Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan. Sieve the dry ingredients – plain and wholemeal flour, baking powder, mixed spice, caster sugar and pinch of salt – into a large bowl.
Add the cubes of unsalted butter and rub into the dry ingredients until you have a bread crumb like texture
Make a well in the middle and add most of the milk. With your hand in a claw like pose mix in the milk to give you a moist dough. You may need to add in a little more milk. If you find the mixture is too moist just add a little extra flour.
Gently shape the dough on a lightly floured surface. Pat down or gently roll out until you have a thickness of about 2cm. Cut out using a 6.5cm cutter. The mixture should yield 8 scones.
Place on a floured baking tray. Mix the egg with a little milk to make a glaze. Brush the egg over the tops of the scones and sprinkle each one with pumpkin seeds.

Pop into the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown on top. They are best eaten on the day but will keep in an air tight container for a few days – just pop them into a moderate oven for a few minutes to freshen them up.

I’m home in Ireland this weekend for a friends wedding so keep an eye on my Instagram and snapchat (bakemystyle) for some snaps of the celebrations!

Happy baking!

M x

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