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Golden Ginger Scones

Golden Ginger Scones

Golden Ginger Scones

  • Cook Time: 34 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 scones

Moist scones fragrant with ginger and orange peel. Moist scones fragrant with ginger and orange peel.

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. butter OR margarine
  • ¾ c. buttermilk
  • One egg
  • 2 tsp. orange peel
  • 6 tbsp. sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp. baking powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF
  2. Combine flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, ginger, orange peel, soda and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with 2 knives or pastry blender until particles are fine. Beat together egg and buttermilk in a separate bowl. Add to flour mixture and toss with fork to mix thoroughly.
  3. Divide dough into 2 parts. Turn each half onto a heavily floured board. Knead lightly with floured hands 4 to 6 times.
  4. Pat in a circle 1/2 inch thick.Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each wedge with remaining sugar.
  5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. Serve with honey butter or jelly