Tips to Make the Best Pumpkin Scones
Learn how to make the best pumpkin scones made with real pumpkin puree, pumpkin spices, and sourdough discard.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
•The scones require just a sheet pan, bowl, and spatula for baking! •It's made with real pumpkin puree and sourdough starter. •Super moist and flaky. •Drizzled with an easy pumpkin cinnamon glaze.
#1: Use Real Pumpkin Puree
Use real pumpkin puree in the batter and glaze for these pumpkin scones! Real pumpkin puree isn't sweetened or spiced and is 100% squash.
#2: Keep the Butter Cold
Like making great biscuits, keep your butter cold throughout the process. This will result in flakier scones!
Over mixing, leads to more gluten development, which will result in tougher scones. Just mix the dough until it comes together to avoid over mixing.
#3: Don't Overmix
#4: Fold the Scone Dough
For extra flaky scones, dump the dough out onto a floured surface, pat it into a rectangle, and fold it into thirds like a letter. Repeat. This lamination will create lots of extra layers!
#5: Freeze Before Baking
After cutting out the scones, place them on a sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes as the oven preheats. Cold scones will help them rise tall!
#6: Bake Close Together
Bake your pumpkin scones close together. This will help the scones rise tall in the oven. I space about an inch apart on a sheet pan.
#7. Make an Easy Pumpkin Glaze
You can make a simple and easy pumpkin glaze with just powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, and cinnamon! This balances out the flavors of the scones perfectly.
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