Gingerbread Scones with Lemon Butter
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup dried currants
- LEMON BUTTER:
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk cream and molasses; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in currants.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter.
- Place 2 in. apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and zest until combined. Serve with warm scones.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 218 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Dec 3, 2014
These are 5 star scones! YUMMY! I can't wait to serve them to my friends at our next tea time get together! After reading the ingredients of another scone recipe I received in my daily TOH email, I knew it was not what my family would enjoy. It did not include allspice or ginger! I was delighted to find this recipe on the same site! It is definitely moist yet flakey. The lemon butter was super on top! Although, I substituted honey for the sugar for health reasons, it was a deliciousness without feeling guilty! Highly Recommended! This recipe will not disappoint.