Pumpkin scones

The first thing I made with the pumpkin was pumpkin scones. Delicious! It tickled me to use Flo Bjelke-Petersen’s recipe but make it vegan. I replaced the butter with vegan margarine, I used brown sugar, and replaced the egg with 1/3 cup of apple sauce. This may have led to a slightly sweeter scone, but it’s definitely not overly sweet.

(Flo’s husband Joh was Premier of Queensland for a long time, including my childhood. He disliked a lot of things that deviated from what he considered to be the norm: this is putting it mildly. It’s probably a safe guess to say that he would not have approved of vegans 🙂