Pumpkin Star Scones by Joanne Turner

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Makes 20


      • 400 g peeled pumpkin, washed, deseeded and chopped into 4 cm cubes
      • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or monounsaturated spread
      • 2 tablespoons sugar
      • 1 egg
      • 2 cups self-raising flour pinch bicarbonate of soda
      • butter or monounsaturated spread, to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 210°C/190°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place 2 cups boiled water in a small-sized saucepan, place pumpkin in a steamer and place on top of the saucepan. Steam over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the pumpkin is very soft. Set aside and cool slightly, then mash with a fork in a small bowl.
  3. Mix the butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl, add the egg and 1 cup mashed pumpkin.
  4. Stir in the flour and bicarbonate of soda with a flat-bladed knife until the mixture becomes a dough, then use your hands to form a ball.
  5. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Press or roll until about 1.5 cm thick. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 20 scones (see Cook’s tip), re-rolling the dough when necessary. Place on a tray about 1 cm apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm or at room temperature, spread with a little butter or other spread if desired.

Health tip: These are great for kids as they won’t even notice they are eating vegetables.

Cook’s tip: The number of scones will vary depending on size of the cookie cutter used. You can also substitute sweet potato or carrot for the pumpkin.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serve: energy 344 kJ, protein 2.2 g, total fat 2.1 g, saturated fat 1.1 g, cholesterol 11.6 mg, carbohydrate 13.2 g, fibre 0.9 g, sodium 113.9 mg, GI high

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