I don't fancy myself much of a baker, but we're going to our friends' home for the weekend and I wanted to bring something that said, "autumn." I approached the recipe cautiously, and followed the steps to the letter - and WOW was I thrilled with the results! They look like they could have been purchased from a bakery! They smell heavenly, and I'm pretty certain they're going to taste just as good. I used brown sugar and cinnamon for the topping and cut the dough into 8 vs. 6. Next time (yes, there will be a next time) I'll likely make a dozen since even 8 makes a big scone.
ErnieB Posted: 10/24/09
Kathyton Posted: 12/20/08
Excellent! Crisp on the outside and flaky inside. I'll serve them to my movie watching group when we view A Christmas Carol tomorrow and at my Christmas Day tea party. The only change I made was to cut the dough into 12 pieces rather than 6 -- 400 calories is a ridiculous serving size. Lots of fat -- definitely for special occasions rather than everyday fare.
instaghetto Posted: 03/14/09
this was a good basic scone recipe. i do prefer mine to be a little sweeter, although i did skimp on the cinnamon-sugar topping. next time will increase the sugar in the dough just a little.
snowski Posted: 09/13/11
Good basic scone recipe. The pumpkin flavor is great for fall. I would have given it 5 stars but I had to make a few changes to get it right. First, it's not very sweet at all. I added 1/4 more sugar, and also drizzled a basic powdered sugar glaze over the cinnamon sugar topping once cooled. Also, the portion sizes were HUGE. Next time I'll probably cut into 8 or even 10 portions. Finally, a full stick of butter for 6 portions is way too much fat and calories, so I cut it to 3/4 stick with no trouble or affect on consistency. Next time I'll try half butter and half greek yogurt.
Dianne312 Posted: 11/12/11
ErnieB, I am glad for your positive outlook,but do you think you might TASTE the recipe before you rate and review it???? I gave a 1 star only because I was required to rate it in order to post a comment. Have not made to the recipe - looking for reviewers who have.
HannahGrotz Posted: 11/20/11
This recipe yielded edible, though not delicious, scones. The tops were crispy, the insides a little chewy. There definitely wasn't much flavor, even though I added additional pumpkin pie spices and fresh grated ginger. I think next time I would include chunks of apple or cranberry to give them some zip.