Crystallized Ginger Scones - Williams Sonoma

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Crystallized Ginger Scones - Williams Sonoma
Crystallized Ginger Scones

There are very few flavors I love more than ginger. In fact, I can't think of any right now.

Ground ginger. Crystallized ginger. Fresh ginger in savories and sweets. Ginger tea.

Ah, ginger rocks.

Here are some ginger scones from a Williams-Sonoma's recipe that is an adaptation from the Zuni Cafe in San Francisco.

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Crystallized Ginger Scones - Williams Sonoma
Next time, I could have made these a bit thicker, but they were tasty. I also brushed on some cream and sanding sugar. Sanding sugar is happiness in little crystals. Put it on everything. Except maybe steak.

Crystallized Ginger Scones collage 1
This is supposed to make 8 scones, but I cut them with these cute biscuit cutters (smooth side) and got a bunch. And guess what? You can win a set of these cutters for National Library Week!! Enter until April 16, 2012!

Recipe:
Williams-Sonoma Crystallized Ginger Scones

2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
8 Tbs. (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup chopped crystallized ginger
1 egg
1/2 cup heavy cream

The Williams-Sonoma recipe uses a scone pan and food processor. I made mine by hand and cut them with biscuit cutters.

1. Preheat an oven to 350ºF.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3. Add the butter and using a pastry cutter or your fingers, combine until it resembles pea-size crumbs.
4. Add crystallized ginger and stir to mix.
5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and cream until blended and add to the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir to form large, moist clumps of dough.
6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press with your hands until the dough comes together. Roll out the dough, 3/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes and place on parchment lined pan.
7. Bake until the scones are golden, about 25 minutes.
8. Place scones on wire rack and let cool. Enjoy!
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5 comments:

Carol G said... [Reply to comment]

Mary- Thank you for this give away! I have made many different scones... except ginger. However I plan to correct that post haste :) fairisle01@yahoo.com

sydney85 said... [Reply to comment]

I love making scones. They are perfect with a hot cup of tea. Great giveaway.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Another fun giveaway! I love scones and can't wait to try this recipe.

gmatoba@etusd.org

J said... [Reply to comment]

Jan
Wow I never made scones before! If I won these biscuit cutters, then that would give me an opportunity to make some.

Cathleen said... [Reply to comment]

These scones look and sound so good! I've only just started liking scones, but now I can't get enough :)

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