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Making My Own Ginger Scones

I tried it.  I did.  I tried making my own candied ginger, but failed quite miserably.  Well, it wasn’t a total disaster, but I almost burned all of it.  Some were salvageable, but not good enough to make my scones with.

Yes, that was the whole point – to make GINGER SCONES.

Lesson learned: don’t use brown sugar in place of regular.  Candied ginger redo attempt soon to come…
In the meantime, I learned that making scones is really not that hard.  Arnel and I ate ’em pretty fast.  Sometimes
with ice cream.  Sometimes with coffee.  I gave some to Joan and Caroline and they said they devoured them quickly.
Success?  Yes, I think so! =)

I followed the recipe pretty straight on.  The only thing I changed was the lemon juice substitution suggested in lieu of buttermilk.  Next time I am going to try it WITH buttermilk though, to see the difference.  Since I don’t have a grater that works for ginger or a zester for lemon, I simply minced each of those ingredients very finely.  The one thing that surprised me was the relatively mild sweetness of the scone, even considering how much candied ginger I put in.  Of course scones aren’t supposed to be that sweet; it’s just that candied ginger alone is pretty darn sweet.

As you can see in the following photos, these suckers are quite big, so if you are making a batch just for yourself, consider cutting the recipe in half and just making six.  Or stick with the twelve and give half away. =)



One comment on “Making My Own Ginger Scones

  1. virginiaplantation
    May 12, 2012

    These look so good! I am opening a bed and breakfast in Virginia so I am always looking for some good recipes! Thanks!

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