With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Pumpkin Scones & Our Anniversary

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Scones & Our Anniversary

Today, John and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary.
It began with a breakfast of coffee and scones.
Delicious Pumpkin Scones with a spiced glaze.
It is a copy-cat recipe supposed to taste like Starbucks version.
I have never had a Starbucks scone so I can't really compare but I do know these are very tasty!
Pumpkin Scones
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
Sugar Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons whole milk
Spiced Glaze Ingredients:
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
Scones Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. (I used a silicone pad)
3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
4. With a fork, pastry knife, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter remain. Set aside.
5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk pumpkin, half and half, and egg.
6. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball.
7. 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). (I formed mine into a circle and cut it into 8 wedges.  They were a little small so next time I will cut them into 6 wedges)
8. Use a large knife to slice the dough into three equal portions. Cut diagonally to produce 6 triangular slices of dough.
9. Place on prepared baking sheet from step 2.
10. Bake for 14–16 minutes until scones turn light brown.
11. Place on wire rack to cool.
Sugar Glaze Directions:
1. Mix the powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoon milk together until smooth.
2. Brush glaze over the top of each cooled scone.
Spiced Glaze Directions:
1. As sugar glaze firms, combine the spiced icing ingredients.
2. Use whisk to drizzle over each scone and allow to dry before serving.
Makes 6 pumpkin scones.
John worked a half day and then we spent the afternoon together.
We did a few errands and then searched three different stores for birthday gifts for two of our granddaughter's upcoming birthdays.  They would like matching child/doll outfits to fit American Girls dolls.  We were unable to find anything we liked.

We enjoyed a mid-afternoon lunch at TGIFridays and then picked up ice-cream for Brownies we will have this evening while watching Guys and Dolls together!
The weather was a perfect autumn day full of colorful leaves, bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds.
An understated yet delightful anniversary!
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine
Song of Solomon 6:3
October 18, 1975


Lady Farmer said...

Happy Anniversary!
May you be blessed with many more happy years together!

Lorraine said...

Oh wow!!!
Happy Anniversary!
Lorraine in NY

Lorraine said...

ooops... one more thought... do you have a wedding PIC you can show???

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to start your Anniversary, many, many more! Hugs, Terri

Cindy said...

Happy.Happy Anniversary!!

Those scones look yummy. I will admit I have never eaten a scone before. We are also not coffee drinkers...so with that said what would you eat them with...are they like a bisquit?

I do want to try this recipe. We love all thinks pumpkin.

Hope you have a great day.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Snippety Gibbet said...

You two looked so cute back then, but you don't look so bad now either. And those pumpkin scones.........oooooh, that sounds YUMMY!

podso said...

I almost got tears reading this. It said that there needs to be no showy anniversary celebration, just the comfort and joy of being together ... it sounds like a wonderful day! The scones look so good and I will try them ... just as I made your pumpkin bars (or cake) on Sunday when the kids came for dinner. It was a great success and is stretching for our lunch guests tomorrow! Happy Anniversary!

podso said...

P.S. re your beautiful dress and veil, another friend put her wedding pic on FB--i think she was married the same year as you, and made the comment you got a lot more fabric for your wedding dress cost back then than you do today! :-)

Sandy said...

Wishing you and yours the happiest
of anniversaries with many more to
celebrate in His love and care!!
I love anything pumpkin so I will
definitely try the wonderful
looking scones. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Happy Anniversary to you and John. It sounds like you had a lovely day.

Maple Lane said...

Sounds like a delightful way to celebrate the day. Those scones sound delicious, especially with coffee! Your wedding photos are so pretty.

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations, Lorraine- We had 36 years on Aug.17th...who knew we would all make it this far?

You were a pretty bride but I think you are even prettier now. You are just a gorgeous lady.

Those scones sound wonderful. I have had Starbucks and I will try these for the family! xo Diana

Janette@the2seasons said...

Can't wait to make these. I love scones.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy & Blessed Anniversary!! Sounds like a perfect day :o) I love your wedding photos too!!!

Blessings & Aloha!
& thank you for sharing the scones recipe...yum!

Dayle said...

Happy Anniversary, Lorraine! The scones look fabulous!

kitty said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! I have made those copycat scones & they are delicious! I posted about them on my blog, too!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Just wished you Happy Anniversary on Facebook but had to come here and do the same! I love all the pictures. You are so beautiful now and then! Sounds like the perfect type of day! The scones look really good as I love anything pumpkin!

Thanks for your comment on my question today. Please don't go private!!! I know you receive a lot of comments so I can understand it being difficult at times to get back to everyone. I was trying to find out if someone new comes to your blog, do you pay them a visit and say hi? I received so much feedback, makes me feel good! Enjoy your night!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Congrats on 36. We celebrated our 36th last February. Those scones look good. I have everything here, but the canned pumpkin. Guess I need to go back to the store again.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love these at Starbucks! Thanks for the yummy recipe! Happy Anniversary :)

Fancy Frugal Life

marie said...

Sounds like you had a splendid day!
Thanks for sharing breakfast with us...this sound so yummy!

Happy Anniversary!

CJ said...

Happy Anniversary! We also got married in October - I just love fall! I also love Starbucks Pumpkin Scones and am not sure I should start making my own. I haven't had one for years.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy 36th anniversary! You were a beautiful bride. Many more healthy, happy years full of blessings.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Congratulations!! Sounds like you had an absolutely perfect day together! Thanks for the recipe -- I'm have a Victorian Autumn Tea in a few weeks and think I'll use your recipe! I had to smile too because of the cups and dish . . . years and years ago I toted about 10 pieces of that around from move to move. My mother-in-law picked them up at a garage sale. I never, ever used them and finally, on one of our many moves . . . gulp . . . I just left them in the apartment for someone else. I kick myself everytime I see them in an antique shop! Live and learn!

Heather said...

That scones look Fantastic!! Happy Anniversary I hope you had a wonderful day ~Love Heather

LisaInCT said...

Congrats on reaching this milestone! Happy 36th! Wishing you MANY more.

Re: American Girl outfits, have you tried etsy.com?

Snap said...

Happy Anniversary! The two of you just get better looking every year! Must be love! :D :D :D Thanks for the pumpkin scone recipe ... looks yummy!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You were married the same year as we were and we had very similar views. What a good picture!
Wishing you two a very special day together and many more years enjoying each other. Thank you for sharing that good looking scone recipe. I have pumpkin on hand right now.

Jen said...

Happy Anniversay Lorraine! Sounds like you had a fun day. My husband and I will celebrate 32 years on Oct. 27th. How time flies when you're having fun!


Maryann said...

Happy Anniversay Lorraine, the scones looks delicious and I see you are using the fall themed dishes. Hope you had a great day

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy Anniversary, Lorraine! You were married just one year after us :)

Your hubby looks a little like Colin Firth in your wedding pics. Cute couple!

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

Happy Anniversary!
Those scones look delicious, I've been going crazy for pumpkin lately!
Can't wait to try out your pumpkin scones.

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a lovely day! The pumpkin scones look delicious.

corners of my life said...

Such charming wedding photos!

Kara said...

These look so yummy! I will be featuring them tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

Abounding Treasures said...

I'm just getting around to a few blogs this evening so wanted to say Happy Belated Anniversary wishes to you and John .... may the Lord give you many more wonderful years together!


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