I’m taking a break today from serious posts to bring you some Halloween cheer.
First, a recipe! I made these pumpkin scones on Sunday and have been snacking on them all week (not the most healthy, but you could do a lot worse in the baked goods category).
They are a perfect accompaniment to hot cider, coffee or milk.
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 stick cold butter, cubed
2/3 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup half-and-half, plus a little more
Optional add-ins: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, craisins, chocolate chips, cinnamon chips….whatever you want.
Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. In a small bowl, combine pumpkin and half-and-half. Stir pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients until combined. You may need to add a little more half-and-half at this point so it isn’t too dry. Then add any extras. This time, I used 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup cinnamon chips and loved it.
Pat into an 8 inch square on a floured surface, then cut into 16 triangles. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
I plan to make these again this week with walnuts and craisins. Also going to try it with granulated splenda instead of sugar…hopefully that doesn’t ruin it!
I will be dressed as WonderWoman, hoping that at least a few trick-or-treaters stop by. I have only had 2 in the past three years.
Last night we had our Young Life Capernaum Halloween party. It was an absolute blast! Here is a glimpse of the games we played.