I love the fall. I look forward to it every year. Sure summer is awesome, but fall is the best.. ;-) I don't think I know anyone who doesn't get excited about fall. The leaves changing, apples galore, baking, and of course pumpkins! I love pumpkin everything!
When I went to visit Chobani in NYC at their Chobani Kitchen Event, I loved their Strawberry Scones. They are absolutely delicious. The texture isn't what you'd think of for a scone - actually I enjoy it more than your typical scone. Moist, soft, and full of flavor! Since summer is over and fall is already here I figured I'd welcome it with some pumpkin!
When I made mine they somehow didn't seem like scones at all. More like a cakey-doughnut, so that's what I'm calling it. They're so incredibly delicious, and trust me you won't be able to just take a bite.
adapted from Chobani
Makes about 15-20
Prep 15 minutes - Cook Time - 15 Minutes
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
1/8 Teaspoon Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon extra for sprinkling
4 Teaspoons Unsalted Cold Butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Cup Vanilla 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt
Preheat oven to 425.
Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add in the butter using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the pumpkin puree and yogurt - mix until dough comes together. Lightly flour your work surface and begin kneading your dough about for about 30 seconds.
Make into a rectangle and cut into triangles, and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
Now you could be done there.. or you can get a little sinful and keep going..
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons 1% milk
1-2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
Mix until combined. With a silicone or pastry brush "paint" the doughnuts with the glaze. Sprinkle doughnuts with the Cinnamon. Allow to cool.
Cream Cheese Frosting
3 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 Cup Butter, softened
1 1/2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
Whisk together the ingredients and place into a piping bag. Drizzle over the doughnuts.
*This can get messy so I usually do this over the parchment that I used to bake on.
They're also incredible the next day. Pop in the microwave for a few seconds and enjoy..
Ahh.. I love the fall :-)
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post - I just love Chobani and sharing yummy recipes with you.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Courtney Lopez is a new mommy to the most amazing little girl ever! With the man of my dreams since 2003. She loves sharing updates about her sweet baby, recipes that her family loves, reviews, and giveaways!