Hey all! I've been craving pumpkin SO BADLY recently and one of the things that I hadn't (until now, of course) attempted to make from scratch is scones! So I found a good lookin recipe on the interwebs: http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/2010/09/27/pumpkin-scones/
and I modified it so I could add a bit more pumpkin (2/3 of a cup instead of 1/2). Unfortunately, I didn't realize how much more wet that would make them, so I ended up adding about a cup more flour! Which totally sucked, because even though my scones still tasted a little bit like pumpkin, they were dryer than I would've liked and were more yellow than orange. Not festive at all, although still delicious!
Then I decided that experimentation was necessary. I still wanted 2/3 cup pumpkin, because I just did. So, using that same recipe, I substituted 1 cup white whole wheat flour for 1 of the all-purpose cups (because whole wheat is supposedly dryer), and kept my 2/3 cup pumpkin ratio. I still needed to compensate a little for the wetness in the dough (+another 1/3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour), but I decided I gave less of a crap about how wet it was because i floured EVERYTHING. Which I think is the key. So tada! More orange, more pumpkin-ish scones! PLUS part whole wheat! Yay! Anything to justify an addiction to sugary carbs!
This last picture is the truest to the color... yum :]
My only other modification to the recipe (both times), is the freezer thing. My freezer (and refridgerator, for that matter) right now is laughably small, so chilling my dough is totally out of the question.
I also have a question for the experienced scone makers out there: how sticky should my dough be? I read somewhere that it's okay for it to be a little bit sticky, but to make sure not to handle the dough in general too much because otherwise the scones will be tough (probably also what happened in my first batch).