Gingerbread Scones are easy to make, bursting with flavor and have the most delightful texture – perfect for breakfast, or anytime!
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Scones, in my opinion, are some of the most underrated pastries out there. I think some people associate scones with fancy British tea, and others just think of them as complicated pastries that might fail if a less experienced baker tries to make them.
The truth though, is that scones are soft, delicious, super flavorful, wonderfully textured and actually really easy to make. The only thing you really have to watch out for is not to overwork the dough. Making these scones requires no special equipment – just your hands – and takes just a few minutes from start to finish!
Traditional scones rely pretty heavily on the butter flavor, but I’m always looking for delicious ways to give my pastries a dairy free option, so I knew I would need to add some delicious flavors other than just butter. That’s when I hit on the awesome idea of Gingerbread Scones! I apologize ahead of time if I seem overly-enthusiastic about these, but when you smell them baking and feel like you’ve just stepped into heaven, I think you’ll understand my excitement.
These scones have the delicate, soft, delicious texture you’re looking for, with a lovely, subtle flavor of ginger, cinnamon and molasses. And of course, they’ve got a secret ingredient: Domino® Golden Sugar! I’ve previously used golden sugar to make Sweet and Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash, and it was a massive hit! I was excited at the idea of using Domino® Golden Sugar in my gingerbread scones, as the hint of molasses flavor in this sugar is the perfect pairing with gingerbread flavors!
If you’ve never tried Domino® Golden Sugar before, it’s a new product that measures cup-for-cup like white sugar, but is less processed than white sugar. It has a hint of molasses flavor, which works really well in these gingerbread scones, as well as so many other recipes! Domino® Golden Sugar is certified Kosher by the O-K, and is available in many grocery stores, as well as online, through Amazon. Click here to learn more about Golden Sugar and find more recipes using it.
And now, onto the scones!
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- 2 cups flour
- ⅓ cup Domino®️ Golden Sugar
- ½-1 teaspoon cinnamon, to taste
- ½ -1 teaspoon ground ginger, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- Pinch sea salt.
- 1 stick butter or margarine, frozen
- ⅓ cup heavy cream or non-dairy whip topping
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons Domino®️ Golden Sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, Domino®️Golden Sugar, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder and sea salt.
- Cut frozen butter into small cubes. Place into bowl of flour mixture and use your fingers to work the butter into the flour. Continue until the mixture resembles coarse, uneven crumbs. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together cream, molasses and egg. Add to flour mixture and stir JUST until it almost comes together. Do not overwork.
- Pour mixture onto counter and knead, very gently, until it forms a dough, being careful not to over-mix.
- Shape into a large circle, then cut into 12 wedges. Place wedges on prepared baking sheet.
- Stir together sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Sprinkle mixture generously over the tops of each scone.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown and the tops feel firm.
- Scones can be frozen, well wrapped, until ready to serve.
- If you like a more subtle gingerbread flavor, use the smaller amount of ginger and cinnamon in your scones. If you like a more prominent flavor, add the full quantity.
Q: Can I use a food processor to make scones, instead of doing it by hand?
A: Absolutely. Instead of working the frozen bits of butter or margarine into the dough with your fingers, place the mixture into a food processor fitted with the “S” blade. Pulse in quick on/off bursts until the mixture looks as described in the recipe, then add the liquid ingredients and pulse until it just comes together. Then pour the mixture out of the food processor and knead by hand to form a dough.
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