Pumpkin Scones …

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Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen is famous for her Pumpkin Scones and, although I’ve never baked her recipe, I have baked Mum’s Pumpkin Scones for years. These are perfect for morning tea and school lunches and are a great way to use up leftover pumpkin from other recipes. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Scones …
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Serves: 10
Ingredients …
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, chopped
  • 1 cup cold mashed pumpkin
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Milk, for brushing top of scones
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 220C and lightly grease a medium, round cake tin.
  2. Sift flour and nutmeg into a large bowl. Add butter and rub in lightly using fingertips.
  3. Add brown sugar and stir through evenly.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the pumpkin and egg.
  5. Use a bread and butter knife to mix ingredients. If needed, use your hand in the bowl to mix together to create a soft, sticky dough. Work quickly and try to not over mix.
  6. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead. Press or roll out to form a circle approximately 2 cm thick. Use a cutter to press out approximately 10 scones. After cutting the first few scones you will need to gently knead and flatten the dough again to cut the final couple of scones.
  7. Place scones closely together in the prepared tin and bake for 14 – 17 minutes or until scones sound hollow when tapped on the top.
  8. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter, honey or ricotta.

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I’ve recently shared my Plain Scone recipe along with my top tips for How to Bake a Perfect Scone so make sure you read that by clicking on the link. I also shared another recipe for Cheese and Chive Scones.

So tell me, do you bake scones and, if so, what flavour do you enjoy the most?


  1. Your scones look amazing! Scones always been something I was scared to bake for some reasons. But, I think I’ll give your recipe a go. What a good idea to use pumpkin.

  2. Flo is certainly very famous for her pumpkin scones. Your scones look gorgeous. With all this rain and cold weather, it’s perfect scone-baking weather xx

  3. I love pumpkin scones and I still remember the first time I ate them at my godmother’s house many, many years ago! :D

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