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Ginger Scones

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Recipe

Scones are a Scottish quick bread whose popularity has spread to the British Isles and across the ocean to the United States. They are similar to biscuits, but richer, with a slightly cakelike texture. Scones usually contain moist additions such as currants, the traditional choice, or more unusually, ham, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and often in the Southwest, green chile. These scones combine two forms of ginger, ground and crystallized, and are much moister than the traditional ones.

Yield:  8 scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups unbleached flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened and cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped and dredged in flour
  • ½ cup raisins, dredged in flour

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F, and lightly oil a sheet pan.

Combine 2 tablespoons of the milk and the honey in a small saucepan over mediumlow heat, and stir until the honey is dissolved. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

Add the butter and cut it into the dry ingredients using either a pastry blender or two forks, until coarse crumbs are formed.

Add the crystallized ginger, the remaining milk and warm honey mixture to the flour and gently mix just until a soft dough is formed. Do not overmix. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead 5 times.

Roll out the dough to form a thick 8-inch square. Cut the square into quarters, diagonally. Cut each quarter in half to make triangles.

Place the scones 1 inch apart on the sheet pan.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. Place them on a rack to cool and serve warm or at room temperature.


© 2005 Dave DeWitt and Nancy Gerlach

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Serving size is 1 scone.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

549kcal (27%)
264mg (26%)
0mg (0%)
209mcg RAE (7%)
198mg
22mg
8g
25g
2g
75g
64mg (21%)
685mg (29%)
15g (76%)
25g (38%)
4mg (20%)
 

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