Sage & Squash Scones

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It’s autumn and squashes are everywhere. I love pumpkin scones and decided to make my own. But instead of going the pumpkin-spice route, I used my favorite ravioli flavor squash/pumpkin and sage. I don’t like canned pumpkin much, so I steamed and mashed some acorn squash (my favorite of the squashes), though you could use any mashed squash or pumpkin. I had them for a breakfast with two classmates while we watched Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

Ingredients (Makes 8)

  • 2 C Flour
  • 2 T Brown Sugar
  • 5 T Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 T Baking Powder
  • 1 t Cinnamon
  • 6 T Cold Cubed Butter
  • ½ C Mashed Acorn Squash (or Similar)
  • 3 T Heavy Cream
  • 1 Heaping T Coarsely Chopped Sage
  • 1 T Vanilla
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F/218°C.
  2. Mix the chopped sage and heavy cream in a microwavable mug. Microwave until hot, cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Then strain.
  3. Whisk together the flour, sugars, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  4. Use your hands to squeeze the butter into the flour until combined in a mixture where the butter pieces are no bigger than peas.
  5. In another bowl mix the squash, infused cream, vanilla, and egg until fully combined.
  6. Combine the contents of the two bowls until you get a smooth dough.
  7. Use the dough to make a circle that is 7 inches (17.75 cm) across or half an inch (1.25 cm) high. Cut this into eight triangles.
  8. Place the triangles on a parchment paper on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes until browned.
  9. After you take them out of the oven, cool them on a rack.
  10. Enjoy with good whipped honey (I used vanilla-bourbon flavored) and salted butter.

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