From Biscuits and Scones by Elizabeth Alston. I haven't tried these yet but I love gingerbread and these sound good.
- Heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Measure milk in a glass cup measure; add molasses to the 2/3 cup mark and stir to blend.
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers until the mixture looks like fine granules.
- Stir milk mixture and add; stir with a fork to form a smooth, rather soft dough.
- Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and give 10-12 kneads.
- Cut dough in half.
- Knead each half briefly into a ball; turn smooth side up and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Pat each piece of dough into a 5-inch circle; cut into 6-8 wedges; leave sides touching.
- Bake about 10 minutes or until medium brown.
- Do not overbake.
- Cool loosely wrapped in a cloth on a wire rack.
- Makes 12 to 16 scones.
As far as spice flavor, molasses flavor, and texture these are wonderful! However they are very much lacking sugar and a pinch of salt. My favorite recipe for basic scones uses 5 tablespoons of sugar, so since there is molasses in this recipe I will try 3 tablespoons of sugar next time. Thanks for a great recipe!
This is by far the best scone recipe that I have ever made! (as per my 5 family members!!). Light and fluffy, easy to make WOW! I served it with lemon curd (which I had made earlier and froze--did you know you can do that and just take out a couple of tablespoons when you need them? It unfreezes in just a few minutes). Excellent!!
Easy to make, good flavor. Quite strong ginger scent in raw dough, but just right once cooked. My children loved them....I'm going to make a batch to freeze, for lunchboxes and recess snacks.