Well, it is time for the Secret Recipe Club reveal. I joined SRC last month and had a great deal of fun with it.
Here is the way it works. I am assigned a blogger (secretly) and I am supposed to peruse that blog’s recipes, choose one to cook, and then blog about it once I do. Yeah! A cooking challenge! If you know me, you know that this is right up my alley. I think that there are about 300 bloggers participating this month.
Last month, I didn’t find out until the last minute whose blog I was assigned, due to a switch up. But this month, I knew who I had all month and have spent the month getting to know my blogger. My assigned blog is www.sixkilosofpumpkin.blogspot.com
First of all, she lives in Australia and second, she is so dang funny. I laughed out loud several times and felt like we could be friends. Six Kilos gal is an actress, by the way. She is in college and studying Theater Arts and Behavioral Science…..and doing lots of cooking. I had a hard time choosing just one recipe to cook.
But since it is almost fall down here in Texas, I decided to go with Pumpkin Scones. My family loves all things pumpkin in the fall. Doesn’t everyone? Of course, Six Kilos is looking at spring in her part of the world.
I normally change recipes to suit my tastes but I have never actually made a scone before. I have no idea what would need to be changed. In fact, I have only eaten a scone once in my life…..not meaning to show my lack of culture. I am in Texas, ya’ll. (That ya’ll does not sound a thing like Paula Dean….by the way.) We eat tortillas and cornbread. Ok….unless you live in Dallas….which I don’t. But if I did, I am sure I would have enough culture to be eating scones more frequently. But, I digress.
Here are my scones. And in case you are as ignorant as I am on this tea time treat, a scone is sort of like a biscuit with less fat. Add some sugar….so it is sweet….but not too sweet. Scones can also be savory, by the way.
Did you know that most of the people in the world pronounce scone…..to sound like John. In Texas….we say scone that sounds like Joan. Also, pumpkin scones are quite uniquely Australian…..where my secret blogger lives. Also, Scones can be fried, baked or placed on a griddle like a pancake. I am baking mine, just like Six Kilos gal.
Here is the recipe:
PUMPKIN SCONES (served with Honey Cinnamon Butter)
Original Recipe from The Golden Wattle Cookery Book
1 1/2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cold mashed pumpkin
2 cups self-raising flour
4 tbsp butter for muffin tin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together. Add the egg and pumpkin. Add flour and mix well. Melt 1/2 tbsp of butter in each of 8 muffin tin holes. Pour in heaped tablespoons of dough and bake for 15 minutes. Serve with Honey Cinnamon Butter.
HONEY CINNAMON BUTTER
1/2 stick butter
1 tsp honey
1/8 tsp cinnamon
These were great for breakfast!
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