the pumpkin time had arrived

pumpkin dhal

The pumpkin had been sitting there, waiting patiently on the kitchen table for weeks.

Days went by, and still nothing. Evening meals came and went on by, still no pumpkin passed our lips. I was waiting for the right moment, the right time to cut in to that deep orange flesh. It had been grown and given with thought and love. I wanted to eat it in the same way.

The time was right, the knife was sharp, our bellies were hungry.

The pumpkin time had arrived.

Pumpkin Scones

25g softened butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup mashed pumpkin

1 beaten egg

grated rind of half a lemon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

pinch of salt

3 cups sifted s/r flour

Cream butter and sugar together. Whisk in all other ingredients except the flour. Fold in flour with a knife. Turn out on to a floured surface and lightly knead, just until the ingredients come together. Cut out with a floured upturned glass. Pop on to a baking tray and bake at 210C for about 20 minutes.

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31 thoughts on “the pumpkin time had arrived

  1. lovin the pumpkin..my beautiful friend just bought me over some homemade soup with home grown pumpkin….yummy…made with lots of love makes it even better xx

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  2. hi there, long time not passing by. these are beautiful! did you boil and pureed the pumpkin? I have never done that would be fun to try.

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  3. OK you might laugh but just down the road from you which is where I live, there is a pumpkin on my bench that was just like yours. Waiting to be eaten. I just cast a glance at it the other day and thought “Oh I had better not forget about you!” 😛

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  4. I love pumpkin scones but my mind has (foolishly) classified them as ‘hard’, by virtue of the initial pumpkin cooking step. Thus I never make them. I might need to work on that!

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  5. Ooh lovely! I need the recipe for the dahl now too so I can use the little pumpkin sitting in my laundry since it was harvested 🙂

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  6. Hey , great minds think alike, I did a pumpkin post too! It was sitting on the fence post for weeks waiting for me to do something with it.
    Love the colour of those scones , who needs food colouring !

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  7. Beauties! I might try that with a butternut squash (which is almost a pumpkin and the only one I really like) aren’t we funny about our squash tastes. I love the photos for this one too 🙂

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