Gingerbread Scones

A moist, spicy scone with a crunchy topping.

Makes 8 scones

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

1/3 cup molasses

1/4 cup milk

1 egg, separated

granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

With a food processor or by hand, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse crumble.

In a small bowl, whisk together the molasses, milk, and egg yolk until smooth.

Add the molasses mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gently press together.

Knead 6-8 times.

There are 2 ways to do the next step:

1.  Form the dough into an 8-inch circle.  Cut into 8 wedges and place on a greased cookie sheet.  (Double Chocolate Scones)

OR

2.  Divide the dough among the 8 sections of a grease scone pan.

Beat the egg white until frothy.

Brush it over the scones, then sprinkle them with granulated sugar.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Serve warm.

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