Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Christmas Ginger Scones

This is not an intimidating recipe. I used to think that making Scones was like trying to make French Macarons. I certainly learned that making Macarons can be accomplished, however they are still difficult. However, if you want to make homemade, tasty Scones, these are easy.

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
A Sheet Pan lines ti Parchment Paper.

2 C Flour
3 TBS Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Allspice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
4 TBS Cold Butter, cubed
1/3 C Molasses
1 Egg Yolk, beaten
1/4 C Heavy Cream
Granulated Sugar and Nutmeg for dusting.

In a large mixing bowl:
Brown Sugar
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Whisk well.
Cut in Butter with a Pastry Knife until it forms coarse crumbles.
Make a well in the center and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl:
Egg Yolk
Heavy Cream
Whisk well.
Add this to the well of the dried ingredients.
Stir with a blending fork just until combined. Don't over work the dough.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead about 10 - 12 turns, until it's smooth.
Pat the dough, by hand, into an 8" Circle and cut into 8 wedges.
Sprinkle each Scone with a dusting of Sugar and Nutmeg.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.
Remove the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer the Scones to the rack and cool completely.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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