I've recently become addicted to Pinterest. I originally thought it was just a crafting web site, but no, like an outfit...pin it...like a recipe...pin it! Then you can scroll through all the 'pins' other people have found and you can pin it on your wall. I have been pinning recipes like nobody's business! I am especially glad I found the following recipe. It is supposed to be a knock off of the Starbucks Pumpkin Scones, but I think they're better! I am always disgusted that the food at Starbucks isn't made fresh in their individual stores. Everything is day old...or more! These babies are FRESH! Warm from the oven scones beat hard crumbly ones ANY DAY!...especially if they are pumpkin! :)
Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Knock Off Recipe:
Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Ingredients :
Preheat to 425 F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl. Using a pastry knife, fork, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious. Set aside.In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle (about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide). Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal portions. Cut those three slices diagonally so that you have 6 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14–16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
To make the plain glaze:
- Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk together until smooth.
- When scones are cool, use a brush to plain glaze over the top of each scone.
To make the spiced icing
Combine the ingredient for the spiced icing together. Drizzle this thicker icing over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (at least 1 hour). A squirt bottle works great for this, or you can drizzle with a whisk.
I'm not sure why people who create these recipes call for SO MUCH glaze! Let alone TWO glazes! I didn't bother with the plain glaze and halved the spiced glaze. I have more than enough for the scones. The glaze really IS the frosting on this recipe! It was SO tasty and spicy!!! If I ever get around to making pumpkin donuts, I'm going to use this glaze on them too!!!