Missing Colors? Pumpkin Scones

Warning :) Post is heavily loaded with pictures
How are you guys managing with cold and darkness? Are you missing colours? Very strangely this year’s darkness is having a huge impact on me. People living on bright side of the world, I’m plain jealous. After one of the most freakish week, I was completely torn off, wanted to be in two place with contradictory situation…this made me go all heebie-jeebies. Basically was giving myself a hard time. Now I have weighted my new priorities, understood the existence of tricky question, tried not to pervert and in a way balancing my inner book! Exuded some repulsive force to be less bothersome and slowly generating few small packets of positive ripples on the surface which is taking me to otherwise happy pond. During all this process, though I have quieten for a while, Autumn colours was helping me out (was editing and clearing my hard drive which has been piling up from 2005 :O) since I was missing the colours. Here it is some fall pictures with pumpkin scone.

I made two version one was tradition sweet scone and another one I jazzed it up few dry chilly flakes and corriander and of course replaced sugar with salt :). Will start right away to catch up with all your post I missed! These Autumn pics are from my 2009 collection my 2010 autumn is here.


One small size pumpkin, halved and baked in oven at 200 C for about 20 to 30 minutes depending on your pumpkin. baking enhanced the flavour and took off the extra moisture. Let them cool for a while. Scrap the pumpkin and mash them well.

For spicy scorn
40 gram butter
200 gram  mashed pumpkin
225 gram flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 to 1 1/2 tbspn of finely chopped coriander ( according to ur taste)
2 tsp of chilly flakes (according to ur taste)
salt to taste
3 -5 tbspn of milk

Mix dry ingredients together (flout, baking powder, chilly flakes, coriander and salt). Now throw in butter and form a uniform crumb. Next added mashed pumpkin and milk to form a dough. Remember they will be sticky don’t panic. Roll the dough to about 2 to 2.5 cm think and cut into 5 cm rounds (use dry flour to roll the dough). Brush with milk for glazing and bake for about 15-18 minutes in oven preheated to about 200 C. Depending on ur oven the timing may change a bit keep a check after 12 mins. they will turn pale brown.

For sweet scorn
60 gram butter
55gram caster sugar (if ur pumpkin is sweet reduce the sugar or vice versa, or according to ur taste)
1 egg yolk
440 gram mashed pumpkin
375 gram flour
pinch of salt
3 to 5 tbspn of milk

Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar and salt). Add butter make uniform crumb. Next add yolk and mashed pumpkin. add required amount of milk and knead the dough. Remember they will be sticky don’t panic. Roll the dough to about 2 to 2.5 cm think and cut into 5 cm rounds (use dry flour to roll the dough). Brush with milk for glazing and bake for about 15-18 minutes in oven preheated to about 200 C. Depending on ur oven the timing may change a bit keep a check after 12 mins. they will turn pale brown.


  1. Smitha says:

    what wonderful pics…gorgeous!…yes i wish all the colors were back..since they cannot come without the spring and summer, i want them too…..
    beautiful looking scones….yum yum..just some hot coffee needed :))

  2. Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy says:

    All the pictures are wonderful.Though I dont have snow in Vegas but it gets dark at 4 p.m. and the day seems never ending.Its really depressing at time.I know what you are talking about.
    The scones look beautiful..hope they uplifted your spirits for sometime.

  3. Anna Johnston says:

    Hey there Ananda :) Your pictures are amazing and really truly depict the wonderful richness of the Autumn colours, just love it.
    Oh my gosh, it sounds like its pretty cold over your side of the world, so keep warm my friend with lots of yummy baking and comfort foods. I guess you could say the long drawn out grey days of winter are good for cooking and creating huh.
    Have an awesome week :)

  4. Tamanna says:

    wow love the feast of fall colors =) and i still have to cut up my pumpkins..they are laying around somewhere like decorating pieces. lovely scones!!! yummm

  5. Kulsum@JourneyKitchen says:

    Oh I so understand Ananda. But u know what, feel lucky u have such beautiful fall to witness, we just get a a spring like weather for about a month in Nov.Thats it. Otherwise its extreme heat, or extreme cold! :) Beautiful scones. Love the pictures!

  6. Sanchita Karmakar says:

    Wow! Lots and lots of pictures :) Sure I miss the colours. Loved all the photos :) Thanks for showing some Autumn colours in this freezing winter. I have never tried pumpkin scones but these looks so fabulous!

  7. ♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ says:

    I actually lovee cold coz its way too warm for Christmas here ,though there is an ever so sliht nip in the air these days!
    Lovee all those pics ,coz i loveee lods of pics!
    Am sure the scones were fantastic!
    The okra dal fry is soo delicious too !

  8. Satrupa says:

    Dear Ananda,

    Thank you very much for dropping by my blog and leaving your kind words. I am so overwhelmed after coming here ….. I feel like a kid in a candy shop. You have a fantastic space with some awesome recipes. I love the way you stage your food …. I can eat with my eyes !!

    Happy to follow you.



  9. Alessandra says:

    Ciao Ananda,

    lovely to find these great photos :-). It is Summer here, and it is true, people react so positively to the sun! I am curious about your lifestyle, you know, I never visited the Scandinavian countries, I always wanted to, and I am sure that one day I will. I read stories about dark days in winter, and then midnight suns in summer, it all looks like magic to me (in a romantic, but also odd way).

    I even find still strange to have a Xmas in Summer, even If I have been living in NZ for over 13 years (and had some Summer Xmas before then). My brain still think Xmas=snow, from when I was a child in Northen Italy.

    I am not sure where you did grow up, if it was in the mountains or in the hot plains, and I am sure that the change must be so strange for your body and mind. How long have you been in Finland?

    ciao and a solar hug!


  10. Devaki says:

    I am such a sucker for scones that you had me just at those – even if they were in b & w! Bu with your GORGEOUS pics, how can I resist. Thanks for brigtening up our gray days :)

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  11. MaryMoh says:

    Beautiful pictures of fall and your scones just look gorgeous. Wow…this post is very refreshing. Winter won’t feel so cold by looking at these pictures 😀

  12. Pavithra says:

    Post is not loaded with pictures …Beautiful pictures. Scones looks too good and tempting.. Yah all leaf pictures are truely treat to our cameras too.. Yummy delicious scone with delicious spread I am drooling ananda :)

  13. Ananda Rajashekar says:

    Thanks a lot Swathi, C&G, Simply.food, Dimah, Torviewtoronto, Suja Sugathan, Sanyukta Gour, Sharmilee!, Kairali sisters, Shanthi, Priya,
    Ms.Chitchat, Biny Anoop, Gulmohar, Sanchita Karmakar, Angie’s Recipes, Aparna S Mallya, Victor, Cucina di Barbara, Swapna, Divya Vikram, Soma,
    Jay, MiniBinoy, Sayantani, Cool Lassi(e), Fathima, Cheah, Sharon Moh, Apu, Purnima@a creative project, RAKS KITCHEN, Smitha, Vani and Nostalgia

    Sandhya Hariharan, good question Sandhya lets work on it :)

    Smitha Me too i want just right now 😛

    Veena Jhanak, Thanks a lot for stopping by glad that colors rejuvenated urs eyes :)

    EliFla, true and well said…i shall be…hugs to you too :)

    Tanvi@Sinfully oh yes they did the uplifting job well…hugs to darling for dark depressing days :)

    My attempt at The Julie/Julia project haha that was sweet thanks :)
    Anna Johnston you got it right …..ita ll about baking and eating and never to check ur weight 😛

    Tamanna i know the feeling pumpkin stay behind for days…but good thing sis they don’t get spoiled very easily :)

    Treat and Trick oh thanks a lot :)

    Kulsum@JourneyKitchen, yes i understand that, it good enjoy rather than to complain :)

    ♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ oh can understand the feeling of warm Christmas snow brings the extra charm! :)

    Satrupa My Pleasure :) awee that is so very sweet of you loved ur words :)

    Nandini Thank you v.nuch :)

    Padhu Thank you very much :)

    Alessandra Thanks for the solar Hugs it makes me feel special, Superlative hug to you and i promise to write to you soon :)

    Devaki haha i loved that…glad it brighten you up for couple of mints :)

    Chow and Chatter Thanks for stopping by and for the follow :)

    M D Lol neither i’m a big fan, but yes i enjoyed the scones! :)

    Sarah Naveen haha i love you for that …Big hug :)

    lena awee glad you felt the way i felt :)

    MaryMoh that was the main thought of this pos :)

    Pavithra Thank you very much Pavitra :)

    aipi it means a lot to me…thanks a lot :)

    Afsal_ Alif I have given my camera details in my About page, will shortly send you an email thanks :)

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