There is a secret to making perfect scones – it all depends on how you combine and handle your dough. Dry ingredients must be combined thoroughly before any moisture is added. Make sure your spelt flour, sea salt, cinnamon and baking powder are mixed through perfectly. After you add your combined smashed pumpkin mixture it’s important to mix lightly until the dough just combines. You’ll have a slightly sticky soft dough – but this is perfect and will create a light scone dough.
After cutting into rounds, make sure you bake them straight away in a preheated oven, this is because the activation from the baking soda has already started to take place so you need to be as quick as possible. Bake them until they are golden and just cooked – you can test this by gently touching the top of the scone or by inserting a skewer in the middle of one scone to see if they are cooked through. Enjoy!