Perfect Pumpkin Scones

img_8758“Perfect pumpkin scones!” according to my nieces. As far as kids go, they are the best judge of good quality food. If it tastes good, they’ll be back for seconds. As was the case with these deliciously light pumpkin scones. They sent pictures via mms; the sms version with pics. How technology has advanced from only 10 years ago. Excited about doing more baking with their mum, they wanted me to see the results instantaneously.


This of course set off a series of ensuing events with accompanying photos. First of all, they pointed out that these were their pumpkins which they used to make their pumpkin scones.

They advised me that the natural yellowy orange scone colour came from their homegrown, pesticide-free pumpkins, which in case I didn’t know, grow on vines.

However, they point out, there would have been no pumpkins if they had not pollinated the pumpkin by hand themselves. Remarkable! The bees were late in arriving. Who would have thought? No bees, they continued, meant no pumpkins. Well, I’ll be. The Circle of Life very succinctly explained.

This recipe is Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen’s Famous Pumpkin Scones recipe. The kids used five times these ingredients for their family.


  • 1 tbspn butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed pumpkins (cold)
  • 2 cups SR flour


Beat together butter, sugar and salt with electric mixer.

Add egg, then pumpkin and stir in the flour.

Turn on to floured board and cut.

Place in tray on top shelf of very hot oven 225-250c for 15-20min.

15 thoughts on “Perfect Pumpkin Scones

  1. Hello Maria…this is an adorable post…Thank goodness for technology that lets us watch along…I am glad i had posted about bats and that you found it interesting. Bats eat different things depending on where you live. Bats where I live in NY eat insects and hibernate for the winter. Where you are I think are flying foxes which eat fruit and we have some in the western part desert part of the US who sip nectar.. But yea they are pollinators…..I too am a teacher or was..I am a retired special education teacher…Michelle

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    • With technology I have learnt so much through blogging. It continues to amaze me the reach. eg., a cousin from Italy is trying out this recipe. I put my stories through Facebook because it saves my friends having to log on and become members for commenting. Thank gain for your informative bat information and I look forward to learning more new things. Great to know another teaching companion. Maria xox


  2. Hi Maria, how are you? I see you make your pumpkin scones like me, in a large rectangle and cut. I think they taste so much better like that. You’ve reminded me that it’s been a while since I made them. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. It’s always great to see you and see what you’ve been up to. I’m featuring your post at tomorrow’s party. Have a scone for me!

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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    • Thank you so much. It was my family in Townsville who made them. But yes, I make them the old fashion way also. My four nieces, with the help of their mum, made them, and wanted me to blog them. The girls took photos and sent them to me. They like helping with stories. As you can see I have a few on the blog with their inspiration. Thank you again.


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