So all you need is......
200g pumpkin flesh chopped into small pieces
225g self raising flour-don't put the bag away as you'll need more for dusting!!
1 tsp baking powder
A (largish)handful of grated cheddar
A handful (smallish) of chopped herbs-we use parsley but anything leafy and fresh is fine
3-4 tbsp milk plus some for brushing.
Pop the pumpkin into a ban with water and boil until its tender and then drain, and mash and leave to cool off.
Then put the flower and baking powder into a bowl, add the butter and mix with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs. This is a great bit for kids to help with and you'll stay clean. Then use a knife to mix the pumpkin into the flour mix, add the cheese and herbs and a tiny splash of milk and bring the dough together, and then lightly kneed it for 30 seconds
Roll out the dough to about 3cm thick and cut out scone shapes using a cutter, put them on a buttered baking tray, brush the top with milk and bake for 10-12 minutes on 180fan/200c or gas 6.
When they're risen and golden take them out and hide until cool.
It's that simple and they are delicious!!
More to come tomorrow folks!!