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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Baking ~ Gingerbread Scones

Fall is in the air and I'm happy to be baking. With three little ones I don't get to spend hours in the kitchen like I used to love, but as a trade off I now have the sweetest little helpers. Which I sometimes have to remind myself, especially when they're spilling flour on the rug or trying to topple each other off of the counter or chair.

Here's a recipe we've been enjoying. Sorry there are no pictures, we ate them too quickly. Besides it's difficult to get a picture of a brown scone that would make it look as appetizing as it really is. It truely is a Finer Thing.

Gingerbread Scones
This is my own original recipe!

2 1/4 c flour (we use whole wheat pastry flour)
4 Tbsp brown sugar (we use sucanat)
2 tsp baking powedr
1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 c  cold molasses
1/3 c milk
1 egg, separated (reserve 1 Tbsp egg white)

1. Combine dry ingredients (first 7) in a large bowl.

2. Cut in butter. I find it easiest to just use my hands and little hands love helping too.

3. Whisk molasses, milk, egg yolk and remaining egg white in a small bowl until smooth.

4. Stir wet mixture into flour mixture until moistened, do not overmix.

5. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead gently 6-8 times to incorporate any remaining dry mixture.

6. Pat into an 8 inch circle.

7. Beat reserves 1 Tbsp egg white until frothy and brush over circle of dough.

8. Sprinkle dough with 2 tsp of brown sugar (we use sucanat).

9. Cut into 12 wedges. A large pizza cutter works really well.

10. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat in a 250 degree F oven for about 5 minutes. These are really nice served warm with a steaming cup of tea or chai. The kids love theirs with milk or tea.

These scones freeze well and can be reheated directly from the freezer in a 350 degree f oven for approximately 10 minutes.

Please, let me know what you think! I also love to know what you've been making this fall. Feel free to leave links to your fall favorites!
You’ll find all kinds of new recipes this weekend at Heavenly Homemakers Recipe Parade!! This recipe Works for Me!

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Blogger Cynthia said...

Sound delicious!

October 27, 2010 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Emily Kate said...

These sound tasty!

October 27, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much butter? I don't see it listed??

November 5, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Marni's Organized Mess said...

That sounds wonderful! I love Fall recipes! Yum!!

November 8, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

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