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Butternut squash scones

RECIPE OVERVIEW

This is a great way to get some nutritious vegetables into your child’s meal and they’ll love to help make them too.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 8 people

  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 60 g Butter
    cubed
  • 1 tsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 - Egg
    beaten
  • 1 tbsp Milk
    to glaze
  • 50 g Mozzarella Cheese Balls
    grated
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
    for greasing
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
    grated
  • 300 g Self-Raising Flour
    wholemeal, plus extra for dusting
  • 250 g SuperValu Butternut Squash
    peeled and cubed
  • 1 tbsp SuperValu Goodness Pumpkin Seeds
    to garnish

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
  2. Put your butternut squash in a steamer and cook for 15 minutes, until tender. Remove from the steamer and mash until smooth.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Rub the butter into the mixture with your fingertips until you get fine crumbs. Stir in the mashed butternut squash and the mozzarella. Add the beaten egg and knead to form a soft dough. 
  4. Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead again just to bring the dough together. Pat it down into a circle about 2.5cm thick and stamp out eight scones using a scone cutter.
  5. Put the scones on the greased baking sheet and brush with a little milk. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and gently press some pumpkin seeds on top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.

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