Pumpkin scones *

scones for australia day

Boiling time on stove: 15 minutes
Cooking time in the DreamPot: 20 minutes minimum
Cook in the:
✓ 5 litre DreamPot
✓ 6 litre DreamPot

Ingredients

SR flour | 3 cups
Powdered milk | 2/3 cup
Baking powder | ½ teaspoon
Castor sugar | 1 dessertspoon
Soft butter | 1 dessertspoon
Salt | ¼ teaspoon
Dry mashed pumpkin | 1 cup
Egg | 1 beaten combined with warm water to make 225ml total
Pepita | 3 dessertspoons

Method

  1. Fill the large inner saucepan with 2 litres of hot water and bring to the boil on the stove.
  2. Grease the small inner saucepan with cooking spray and insert over the large inner saucepan.
  3. Boil on the stove as a double saucepan, to preheat while the scone mixture is being prepared.  You will note that the steam will be visible between the two inner pots.  Keep it boiling well!
  4. Mix together flour, powdered milk, baking powder, sugar and salt with a fork.
  5. Rub in butter with fingertips.
  6. Mix in 2 dessertspoons of pepitas.
  7. Add the dry mashed pumpkin and egg mixture.  Mix together with a fork to make a moist dough.
  8. Spoon the scone dough onto a floured surface.  Press out into a round with floured hands to approximately 17 cm across.
  9. Cut into 12 scone rounds with a 5cm scone cutter and place into the small inner saucepan, 9 scones around and 3 in the middle.  Press into the top of each scone pepita seeds.
  10. Cover with the stainless steel lid, and boil for 15 minutes as a double saucepan, ensuring that the steam is visible at all times.  Don’t lift the lid during this boiling time!
  11. Transfer into the DreamPot for the minimum cooking time.
  12. When convenient after the minimum cooking time, tip the scones out onto a tea towel.
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