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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Copycat Recipes: Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg

Powdered Sugar Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk

Spiced Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch ground cloves

Directions:

1  TO MAKE THE SCONES:.
 
2  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
 
3  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.
 
4  In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
 
5  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.
 
6  Bake for 14�16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
 
7  TO MAKE THE PLAIN GLAZE:.
 
8  Mix the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk together until smooth.
 
9  When scones are cool, use a brush to paint plain glaze over the top of each scone.
 
10  AS THAT WHITE GLAZE FIRMS UP, MAKE THE SPICED ICING:.
 
11 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.

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/starbucks-pumpkin-scones-214051

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