This recipe came to us from our cook, Colleen. The scones are light, not too sweet and delicious.
Makes 12 scones.
Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees
Ginger Scones Recipe Ingredients:
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 Tablespoons of baking powder
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 stick of room temperature butter
- 3/4 cups of candied ginger, cut into 1/4 inch chips.
- 2 eggs beaten (Reserve some of the egg for an egg wash.)
- 1 cup of milk
Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl then add to the dry ingredient. Knead the mixture on a floured surface, 25 – 30 strokes. Dough may be sticky, fold in more flour if needed. Roll out to 1 inch thickness and cut with a 1 1/2 inch round cutter. Place scones on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with the reserved egg wash.
Sprinkle with sugar in the raw (optional)
Turn the 500 degree oven down to 425 degrees. Put the scones into the oven and bake for 10 – 13 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Serve warm with butter and/or jam. I enjoy them with a hot cup of tea.
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