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Friday, May 05, 2006

Great Aussie Scone Fest - Pumpkin Scones - 2

No discussion of Pumpkin Scones can take place in Australia without reference to Lady Flo Bjelke Petersen. Lady Bjelke Petersen and her husband, Sir Joh, were a controversial political couple in this country. Lady Bjelke Petersen (Flo) developed a famous connection with pumpkin scones although there have been those who have suggested that those served at Bethany, her home near Kingaroy, were not always of her own making but came from a nearby bakery. Oh well - it can be difficult being an Ozzie domestic goddess! But here is the recipe from a cook book she published.
Pumpkin Scones
Chef: Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen
This world-famous recipe is from Lady Bjelke Petersen's Classic Country Cooking book.
You need:-
1 tbs butter- 1/2 cup sugar- 1/4 tsp salt- 1 egg- 1 cup mashed pumpkin- 2 cups self raising flour
(and a little extra, just in case)
Method: Beat together butter, sugar and salt with an electric mixer. Add egg, then pumpkin. Finally, stir in the sifted flour by hand. Turn onto a floured board and cut. Place on a heated floured tray
and cook on the top shelf of a very hot oven (225C - 250C) for 15 to 20 minutes.
Serving Suggestion:
Invite the Queen to tea and serve.

1 comment:

shauna said...

YUM! i dunno whether to try the absalom or flo recipe most. who would you trust the most? hehe...