What I didn't mention at the time was that I also made pumpkin savoury scones, with hemp seeds, nutritional yeast and herbs. I loved them too, a lot.
I had put this recipe aside for Vegan MoFo*, thinking it would be in October and I might partake. Given Vegan MoFo is this month, and I have no other posts to deliver today!, I'm bringing it out now instead.
I know I proclaimed my enjoyment of the cardamom and date scones, but people...these might actually be better. I couldn't decide between them at the time, and I can't decide in hindsight, but I will say that at the very least they are a draw. It's entirely possible these are just a little ahead.
I liked these plain and with vegemite, and if you like cheese, I imagine they'd work very well with that too.
Pumpkin scones with hemp seeds, nutritional yeast and herbs
Makes 8 scones
1/3 cup milk of choice
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cooked and mashed pumpkin (1/2 small butternut pumpkin)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp dried dill and/or mixed herbs to taste
Preheat your oven to 220'C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl or jug and set aside to curdle.
Combine the flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the mashed pumpkin and work through with your fingers until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add the nutritional yeast, hemp seeds and dill and mix through.
Add the milk/vinegar mix to the flour/pumpkin mix and stir through lightly. Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly, just until the ingredients are combined and a soft dough has formed.
Roll the dough out to 2-3cm thickness (about 1 inch), cut into circles, and place on your prepared baking trays.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
My advice: Make these.
*My level of Vegan MoFo disorganisation is highlighted by this being my only prepared post waiting in the wings.
What do you think - would you choose cardamom and date or this savoury pumpkin edition?