Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Stir in pumpkin, sifted flour and salt. Knead lightly and cut into 2-inch squares or rounds using a cookie cutter. Place scones close together on a greased baking tray, brush the tops with a little milk and sprinkle with chopped pistachio. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F (180 C) oven for 15 minutes or until scones are well risen and golden. Serve with a light spread of butter.
Makes 10 scones.
Date: July 4, 2004