Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lemon-Ginger Scones

Makes 6

Recipe from Everyday Food Magazine
Husband-Tested in Marimar's Kitchen (Alice's Daughter-in-Law)

While on vacation with family, our daughter-in-law made these delicious scones for a special breakfast.  Serve these with hot coffee or tea and some fruit and yogurt for a great start to any day!

3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy cream
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for work surface
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup crystallized ginger, diced small
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Sanding sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together 3/4 cup cream and egg. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Stir in ginger and lemon zest. With a fork, stir in cream mixture until just combined. (The dough should be crumbly; do not overwork.) Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and pat into a 6-inch circle. Cut into 6 wedges and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon cream and sprinkle with sanding sugar, if desired. Bake until golden, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through.

Scones are best eaten the day they're baked. To work ahead, freeze unbaked scones in a single layer, then store in a zip-top bag, up to 2 months; brush frozen scones with cream, sprinkle with sugar, and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.





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