i was recently wanting to make some pumpkin scones and seached my cookbooks for a recipe and couldn't find one. i have two cookbooks completely devoted to scones, and several for putting on tea-time and recipes for this and still...nuthin'! so for that particular day, i made my go-to recipe for plain scones with pink sugar on top.
(they were for my g-babies, and they were happy with that!) then a couple days later, i came across the bread and honey blog's recipe for these pumpkin scones! so i bookmarked it, and then today decided to bake some, since we are again watching the snow come down, and making the house warm and smell like pumpkin and spice sounded very appealing! so the photo at the very top is of my scones that i made from the bread and honey recipe. i did make a change though... i added walnuts, and i omit the glaze on top and added a sanding sugar on top. they came out very delicious, and i have a devonshire cream recipe that i make to go with scones. i usually love them with raspberry jam also, but these just don't even need the raspberry jam, in my opinion. the pumpkin and cream is wonderful all alone! and now i can't wait to try more recipes from this wonderful site!
here is the recipe for devonshire cream that i make, in case you are interested in that. i don't remember where i picked up the recipe, we have been making it since my daughter was in high school and had a part-time job at a tea shop!
homemade devonshire cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
in a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream with the sugar until soft peaks form. add the sour cream and beat until just well combined. scrape into a covered container and refrigerate until serving. makes about 1 1/2 cups.