2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin
2 cups self-rising flour or 2 cups all-purpose
flour plus 2 teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter until softened. Add sugar and salt gradually,
beating until mixture is well combined. Add beaten egg and work in well, then
Sift together in a medium bowl flour, cinnamon and nutmeg, then slowly add dry
mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix quickly to form a soft dough, adding more
flour if necessary.
Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead gently for a few
minutes. Pat the dough to 1 inch thick. Cut into rounds or squares.
Place on lightly greased pan, brush tops with a little milk
and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until well risen and golden.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.