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Maggie Mae’s Lemon Ginger Scones

Maggie Mae's Lemon Ginger Scones

Maggie Mae's Lemon Ginger Scones

These flaky scones are perfect for that morning coffee or afternoon tea.
Prep Time 18 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ea large eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 21/4 cups all purpose flower
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (11/2 sticks) cold as possible until ready for use
  • 1/4 cup candied or crystalized ginger (or 1/1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • zest from 1 whole lemon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for dusting scones before serving

Instructions
 

  • Oven should be pre-heated to 400 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or mat.
  • Mix the eggs, heavy cream and extracts together with a whisk or fork - place in refrigerator until time to use.
  • In a medium to large size bowl mix the rest of the ingredients except the butter. (Flour, sugar, salt, ginger, lemon zest)
  • Cut very cold butter into small half inch cubes. With a pastry cutter or end of whisk chop the butter into pea sized chunks.
  • Add the heavy cream mixture to the dry ingredients with a spatula just until it comes together.
  • Take dough out of bowl onto floured surface. Knead several time and make into a ball.
  • Flatten the ball into a round disc about 1-11/2 inches thick. Cut into 8 wedges like a pie.
  • Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 16-19 minutes until edges start to brown. Baking sheet should be rotated halfway through baking.
  • Place scones on wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Sift powdered sugar on the top for serving.

Notes

The key to flakey scones is the butter. We usually put it in the freezer until time to use it. Cutting in the butter is essential. Use small cubes or even a course grater will work. Do not overhandle the dough or the warmth of your hands will melt the butter.
If you choose, you can make a glaze instead of the powdered sugar by mixing heavy cream and powdered sugar. Add a half teaspoon of lemon extract for flavor.
Maggie Mae's Lemon Ginger Scones are a great addition to any meal.
Keyword ginger, lemon, scones
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