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Pumpkin Scones


8 ounces of self raising flour
3/4 cup cold mashed pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
2 ounces of butter
1 egg
2 ounces of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional)


Cream the butter and sugar, add lightly beaten egg, mix in sifted flour and nutmeg, with salt if liked.
Mix in pumpkin.

Knead lightly on floured surface then roll or pat out to about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut with a sharp cutter and place on a lightly greased tray (or one covered with bakingĀ  paper) and bake in a very hot oven for 10-12 minutes.

Serve warm with sweet or savoury toppings.