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Pumpkin Spice Scones with a Spice Glaze

Guest contributor: Mary Pellegrini – Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in Oregon’s Hood River Valley

Many years ago we received the Joy of Cooking Cookbook as a wedding gift, 1972 edition. My dream of being an innkeeper started about 25 years later. I went to JOC for breakfast treats inspiration. Steve and I had scones almost every weekend relying on this simple scone recipe:

Preheat oven to 450°. Prepare cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper

2 cups flour
2 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Cut into this ¼ cup of butter
Beat in a separate bowl
2 eggs
⅓ cup of cream
Reserve about a tablespoon of this.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in liquid.  Stir with a wooden spoon, incorporating all the liquid, working as little as possible. Place it on a lightly floured board, form it into a flat round about ¾ inch thick. Brush on reserved cream/egg, sprinkle with salt or sugar and cut into 6 triangles.

Transfer to prepared baking sheet and bake about 15 minutes.

I’ve made a variety of scones using this simple recipe: ham and cheese, blueberry, apple cinnamon, peach, orange ginger.
This morning: Pumpkin Spice. Added about a teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice mix and about a half cup of canned pumpkin. And made a pumpkin pie spice glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Barista with Oat milk and a shake of pumpkin pie spice.

Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge Region Bed and Breakfast

Two story beige house with brown roof and trim. Old Parkdale Inn Bed and BreakfastOld Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast – Recognized as an Oregon Bike Friendly Business and now with two EV charging stations. Mid way between Hood River, the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood, the Old Parkdale Inn with three well appointed guests rooms, is the ideal home base for outdoor adventures or a quiet retreat

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