Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hello, my name is Joanne and I'm a Food-Pusher.

My family lovingly calls me a food-pusher. Behind my back they curse me after a home-visit. You see, I am known throughout this part of the land as a food-pusher.

You've never heard of a food-pusher?

Most grandmothers are pushers, women with the gift of baking or with an addiction to carbs and sugar (like myself)...and anyone with even a hint of Italian in their family tree are food-pushers.

The moment you walk in a food-pushers' front door we love you with food. If you leave our home without feeling sick to your stomach then we've done something wrong. So, in order to make you feel right at home, I decided to push a few recipes your way this fall season.

Beginning with this delicious one below. No, I have not tried it myself, but cmon' you know pictures NEVER lie. And those pictures looks lickable!

While perusing a recipe site for wedge cut oven fries, I found this: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Icing. YUM!

Head on over to Tammy's Recipes for more yummy delectable treats. But, for now, I have some scones to make.

Spiced pumpkin scones with cinnamon icing drizzled on top!

8 scones

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
6 tablespoons butter, sliced and chilled
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
6 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon Icing Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons milk

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the first 8 ingredients (dry). Cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.

2. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, cream, sugar, and vanilla.

3. Add to dry mixture and stir just until mixture forms a thick dough. Use your (clean) hands to knead the dough once or twice, pressing it together. (For more tender scones, don't over-knead.)

4. On a lightly floured surface, form dough into a circle, about 3/4 inch thick. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut circle into 8 wedges/triangles. Place wedges on an ungreased baking sheet, not touching.

5. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, until scones are lightly browned on the bottom.

6. Make icing by whisking together the icing ingredients, adding just enough milk to make a drizzling consistency. Icing can be drizzled over warm scones.

Additional Notes:
*May use whole wheat pastry flour rather than the all-purpose flour, though scones will be a little heavier.

Make sure to let me know if you push these on your very own special someone. I'm thinking I may make some tonight.

Scones are an acceptable dinner item, right?


Mari said...

I'm a food pusher too! These scones look yummy!

The Real Me! said...

Oh yeah, those look scrumptious! I like being on the receiving end of a food pusher! LOL But I also love to cook and bake too.
So basically it would be a shoving match between you and I! LOL

LisaShaw said...

You are so funny girl! I mean food-pusher.

I love you.

Lauren said...!!! YUMMMMM!!!! I know all about food pushers!! It's the curse that comes with being underweight - anyone who has the slightest bit of maternal instinct wants to feed me on the spot! I don't mind though - I've been trying to gain weight for a long time... so they are just helping me out! :) Plus, the food is usually delicious -- can I come over??? haha :P

Denise said...

Yummy in my tummy.

Tea With Tiffany said...

I know lots of food pushers like you. :) You're too funny and I love you.

I push food on my kids. But it's the healthy kind. They don't need pushing with the sugar and carbs. :)

Miss you lots.

Angie said...

SO....What time is dinner???

Anonymous said...

So thats what I was all

Now I can tell my family that something from my italian great-grandmother did pass down through the generations!

I'm a big time food-pusher especially during this season! Loved the post.


Paula (SweetPea) said...

How can anything with pumpkin not be delicious and doesn't it count that wheat flour is used? Go wheat!

AJ said...

Yes, scones are good for every meal! Besides melons are good for you... and pumpkin is a melon, right? :) Food pusher.

Karen said...

Looks delicious!

Barbara said...

Its for certain my grandmother was a could not go to her house without eating and being full when you left. It is a "back in the day" thing. Glad to see it continues....your recipe looks wonderful.

Charlotte said...

Perfect fall recipe, thanks Joanne!
By the way, food junkies love food pushers!

christy rose said...

I love scones and pumpkin! These sound delicious!

HAHA! My word verification for this comment is "table" You really are pushing food today aren't you?

Kristen said...

my mom and grandma are both food pushers! although, I swear my mother never eats but she still notices if I don't!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Yum! I just made pumpkin scones for the first time last month and they were so good - everybody loved them! I'd make them again if I weren't in danger of eating them all myself - LOL!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

SharonB said...

Oh My!! Pumpkin AND Scones in one!!I am trying these as soon as I can! If they are as good as they look I MIGHT even share! :-)

Lisa writes... said...

Those look delicious!


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