Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ginger Carrot Scones



I was introduced to these scones when my daughters prepared a Mother's Day brunch for me back in May. These scones don't need a thing on them . . . they are moist and full of flavor, almost like eating carrot cake.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp dry, ground ginger or 1 Tbsp fresh, grated*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Method:
  1. In mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, ginger and salt, then combined sugar and zest.
  2. With pastry blender, cut butter into dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate small bowl, beat egg with a fork, adding buttermilk and vanilla and stirring in grated carrots.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring with a fork. Gather, using a dusting of flour.
  5. Pat into circle on greased or parchment paper lined pizza pan or cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  6. Cut into 8 wedges and pull apart slightly. (may have to flour hands)
  7. Bake at 425 F for about 18 minutes. Allow to cool.

*If using fresh ginger, mix it in with the grated carrots

7 comments:

  1. Those look incredible!!! And perfect for something like Thanksgiving. I can't wait to try these for an upcoming holiday!

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  2. These sound so wonderful. I can't wait to try them either. (Perhaps this weekend!)

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  3. Those look wonderful Anneliese!! I love scones and these flavour combinations sound really good.

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  4. I can't wait to try these - they look so moisT

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  5. I made these today for coffee break ,,, afternoon school grandkid,s
    their is one slice left ,, a person ,,could add more spices ,,looked just like the picture.from Sask .,

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  6. How thick and wide should the circle be when you are patting it out?

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    1. My circle is about 9 or 10 inches across. Whatever height that comes to ... maybe 1 inch?

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