Stupid bagels. I was trying to make another batch of them using a different recipe than the flat ones from earlier, but it went horribly wrong. It was horrible. The dough was the stickiest I had ever dealt with and the recipe had no indication on how to deal with it. I got as far as shaping the bagels. No matter what I did, the dough stuck to everything. I got so annoyed, I trashed the whole thing.
Later, I was still feeling like making something, so I dug up the recipe I saved for Pumpkin Scones.
Ingredients. I threw in some white chocolate chips that I had in the pantry for a while. I also didn’t use half and half because I don’t ever have it on hand. I hate to buy it just for 3 tbsp. I used Pumpkin Pie spice since that is what I had. I also didn’t have enough flour for the whole recipe, so I substituted half whole wheat flour.
Dry ingredients with butter
After incorporating the butter. It doesn’t look much different, but trust me, it took some effort to get it this way. I tried a pastry cutter, that worked when the butter was big chunks, but it just started clumping. I tried a fork, that didn’t do anything. I ended up just using my fingers for it.
I mixed it all up and formed it into a disc. I tried to cut them evenly, but I think we all know my problems with that. Plus, it stuck. Of course. I used a pizza butter as suggested, but I think the knife would be better. I had some issues with dragging – even when I floured the cutter.
Cut up. I ended up having some odd shaped scones. You would think I would be able to cut things into the proper sizes by now.
The glaze didn’t work out so well, which was weird since this is the glaze I use for everything. The sugar didn’t seem to want to dissolve in the milk. You can see the chunks, there.
I liked the scones – the texture was great. It didn’t seem like the whole wheat substitution had much affect on that. The taste – not as pumpkiny as I was expecting. Maybe the flour? Maybe I need to add more pumpkin with the whole wheat? Maybe cause my spices were too old? I do need to throw them out. I want to check my recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bread and see what it uses. I would love a pumpkin chocolate chip scone. They were my first attempt at scones and I think I did a pretty damn good job – even though I can’t slice right 🙂 I think I may just have to accept the fact that I will always have to have 8 or 4. I just can’t get the hang of 6. I will attempt these again with more chocolate chips and maybe all white flour to see if that helps with the pumpkin flavor.
(PS – I ate two of these yesterday 😳 )