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Pumpkin and sweet potato scones

Image of pumpkin and Sweet Potato Scones topped with pepitas and sitting on a cooling rack on a white napkin and wooden chopping board
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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes: 12
 
Image of pumpkin and Sweet Potato Scones topped with pepitas and sitting on a cooling rack on a white napkin and wooden chopping board
  • 0.75 serves of vegetables per 
  • scone
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Ingredients

350g pumpkin, peeled, seeded & roughly chopped
350g sweet potato, peeled & roughly chopped
2½ cups wholemeal self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
50g cold margarine
¼ cup reduced-fat milk
Pumpkin seeds for sprinkling

Savvy swaps

You can swap:

Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds or sesame seeds
Uncooked pumpkin and sweet potato
Leftover cooked pumpkin and sweet potato
Pastry cutter
Cut dough into 12 pieces with a knife

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Method

Step 1
Fill a saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add the pumpkin and sweet potato, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until both the sweet potato and pumpkin are tender.

Step 2
Drain well and mash. Cool.

Step 3
Pre-heat the oven to 225oC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step 4
Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Return the husks to the bowl.

Step 5
Rub the margarine into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 6
Add the pumpkin and sweet potato mash and milk. Mix with a flat bladed knife until it all just starts to hold together.

Step 7
Form the dough into a rough ball and turn out onto a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to about 3cm thick.

Step 8
Using a 5cm pastry cutter, cut the scones out and place on the baking tray.

Step 9
Brush the scones with a little extra milk and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Step 10
Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.


Serving suggestion: add sultanas for a slightly sweeter scone. 

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