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LADY FLO’S PUMPKIN SCONES

May 4, 2011

Lady Florence Bjelke Peterson  was a politician’s wife and an Australian institution.  Ideal to take to work for lunch, this recipe for these scones has been adapted slightly from the ABC website.

 

1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup mashed pumpkin (cold)
2 cups plain flour

4 tspns baking powder

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 250 C.

2. Beat together butter, sugar and salt with wooden spoon. (Tip: place the butter in the mixing bowl in a sink with hot water coming up the sides of the bowl.  The butter will then soften and you can cream it more easily with a wooden spoon. If the wooden spoon isn’t working for you good cooks have been known to get in and use their hands to cream the butter and sugar.)

3. Add egg and keep mixing until the sugar has all dissolved,  then stir in pumkin gently  and stir in the sifted flour with a knife only until the mixture is barely combined.

4. Turn on to floured board and cut into squares about 2 cm thick.  Place quite close together on a greased metal tray.
5. Place on tray on top shelf of very hot oven 225-250 C for 15-20 minutes.

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