Ginger Scones

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Laurie Sanders

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@rhinemaidens3

There is a bakery in Ballard, Washington that makes a ginger scone that I adore. I've wanted to replicate them for a long time. I finally found a recipe on Bon Appetit for Ginger Pecan Scones. I modified it to get the flavor I was after. I've only made them once but have already learned that the original recipe baking time was too long and that I would make the scones smaller and thicker next time. Still, I was happy with the results and so was my family.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 12 Tbsp
    chilled butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 c
    minced crystallized ginger
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp
    buttermilk
  • 2 tsp
    crystal sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced crystallized ginger

How to Make Ginger Scones

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger and soda. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter or a fork to work it into the flour until a coarse meal forms. Stir in the 1/2 cup of crystallized ginger.
  3. Add 1 tsp of vanilla to 1 cup of buttermilk and add to the flour mixture stirring with a fork until dough comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times.
  4. Divide dough in half and form each into 4-6 inch in diameter disks. Larger for thinner scones and smaller for thicker scones. Brush each disk with buttermilk, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of crystal sugar over each and divide the 3 tablespoons of minced crystallized ginger in half and sprinkle half over each disk. Gently press the ginger in to adhere slightly.
  5. Cut each disk into 8 wedges and transfer to cookie sheets. Bake between 15-20 minutes until scones are lightly golden. Do not over bake as they will go from perfect to burned in a heartbeat.

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About Ginger Scones

Course/Dish: Biscuits, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English




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