Ginger Scones

February 23, 2018


  • 2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, freshly ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove, freshly ground
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, sliced into 1/8”-thick pieces
  • 1/2 cup crystallized ginger, chopped into pea-sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark, packed


  • 1 large egg, beaten for egg wash
  • coarse white sparkling sugar, optional


  1. Set your oven rack on a rung in the top third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Weigh out your flour; measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground dry spices.
  3. Add the cold butter, tossing to coat with the dry ingredients. Then press the butter pieces between your thumbs and forefingers into small flat pieces, or “leaves.”
  4. Add the ginger and toss to combine.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together the cream and brown sugar.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently until the mixture is just combined. The dough should be firm and barely cohesive (some dry bits are OK).
  7. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, and fold a few times to incorporate any dry bits if necessary.
  8. Pat the dough into a circle 1″ thick and 7″ across. You may chill the dough until set for easier cutting.
  9. Cut the dough into eight wedges with a chef’s knife, cutting directly down; don’t saw. Arrange the scones evenly on the prepared pan.
  10. Brush the scones with the egg wash and garnish with coarse sugar, if desired.
  11. Bake the scones for 18 to 22 minutes on the top rack, rotating after 14 minutes, until they’re light gold and firm to the touch.
  12. Remove the scones from the oven, and serve warm or at room temperature. Store baked scones, well wrapped, at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!!!

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  • A
    Reply ARIA on February 23, 2018 says;

    Thank you P.

  • Q
    Reply Quenby on February 24, 2018 says;

    Sounds interesting!

  • C
    Reply Charlotte on February 24, 2018 says;

    yummy!! ?

  • O
    Reply Orlene on February 24, 2018 says;

    This is a must try! Thanks very much.

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