Superfast, Spooky Pumpkin Scones

Superfast, Spooky Pumpkin Scones
Did you know the fastest treat to bake is a scone? As we’re all about speed here at UKFast, and as we’re combining Caketober with Halloween, we’ve decided to share our recipe for superfast, spooky pumpkin scones – perfect snacks for autumnal evenings filled with ghost stories, snuggled by the fire.

What you’ll need

  • 15g margarine, (dairy free margarines like Pure Sunflower or Vitalite) at room temperature
  • 100g sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 250g mashed pumpkin
  • 250g self-raising flour, sifted

How to bake Spooky Pumpkin Scones

Prep: 15min  › Cook: 10min  › Ready in: 25min 

  1. First stop: oven. Preheat your oven to 220°C / Gas 7 so it’s the perfect temperature once your scones are ready to go in. While you’re at it, line a baking tray with greaseproof/baking paper.
  2. Now you’re ready to start mixing. Beat together the butter, sugar and salt.
  3. Add the egg, then add the mashed pumpkin and stir in the flour.
  4. The mixture should now be a sticky dough. Turn this out onto a floured board. As the dough is sticky, flour your hands or rolling pin.
  5. Do not overwork the dough. Press or roll out to a 3cm thickness. Cut into the shape you require (round or triangles) and place onto prepared baking tray.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Pumpkin Scones

Our thanks to UKFast for allowing us to use their recipe here.
< Back to Recipes

Latest News

Caketober hits the airwaves

To celebrate the arrival of Caketober, theEword’s Daniel Nolan and Samantha Bell headed over to Forever Manchester HQ to chat all things fancy dress and fondant fancy!

What is Forever Manchester?

Each year, Caketober raises money for Forever Manchester but what is Forever Manchester and who does it set out to help?

Caketober 2017: How Can You Help? Caketober

Find out how you can help raise money to support Forever Manchester for Caketober. On your marks, get set, bake!


Recipe Inspiration


This delicious tea loaf is excellent served on its own or slathered in butter. Mmmmm!

View Recipe»