Ginger Scones

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Ginger Scones
  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. ⅓ cup sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon ginger
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. ½ teaspoon salt
  8. ⅓ cup Challenge European Style Unsalted Butter, cold and cut into ½-inch cubes
  9. 1 large egg
  10. ½ cup buttermilk
  11. 1 Tablespoon molasses
  12. 2 Tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  13. 2 Tablespoons raisins
  14. 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
  15. 1 Tablespoon buttermilk
  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 400° F.

  2. 2

    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Whisk egg with buttermilk and molasses.

  3. 3

    Whisk egg with buttermilk and molasses. Create a well in dry ingredients and add egg mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in crystallized ginger, raisins and nuts.

  4. 4

    Turn dough onto floured surface and shape into 8-inch circle, approximately ¾ inch thick. Cut into wedges (or cut out with a biscuit cutter) and place on a nonstick or buttered baking sheet. Brush with buttermilk. Bake 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Source: Challenge Home Economist

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