Clarissa Johal: #MeatlessMonday - Honey-Ginger Scones

Monday, October 15, 2018

#MeatlessMonday - Honey-Ginger Scones

Photo by Jo Zimny Photos via Flickr
Fall is here! With the cooling of the weather comes a yearning for warm and yummy things. My British grandmother couldn't go a day without her tea and scones, regardless of the weather. I'm unsure what she'd think about this recipe, as it's not traditional, but the ginger is a nice touch and one of my favorite spices. Enjoy!

Honey-Ginger Scones

3½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ cup sugar
½ cup honey
1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into cubes
1 cup crystallized ginger
¾ cup heavy cream
¾ cup buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 375˚F.

Sift the flour, baking soda, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add salt, ground ginger, and sugar and stir well. Using a pastry cutter, work the cubed butter into the flour mixture until reduced into very small pieces. Chop the crystallized ginger and add into the bowl along with the cream, honey, and buttermilk. Mix briefly just until the ingredients come together—don’t overwork.
Shape the dough into individual 2-inch balls (or) one flattened ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.


¼ cup sugar
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger

Mix together sugar and ground ginger and sprinkle on top of the dough.

Bake at 375˚F for about 25 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.

Top with clotted cream, jam or enjoy plain with your favorite cup of tea.

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