Orange ginger scones.
We have been waiting on the birth of our second grandchild. This time around we will be having a grandson. We are thrilled to be welcoming in this new grandbaby. Last week when our daughter went in for doctor’s appointment the doctor thought she would be having it any day, but here it just about a week later and still no baby. I guess it will happen when the baby is ready… but in the mean time the waiting is not so easy.
I will keep you posted.
Are you bored with my scone recipes? I hope not, because for some reason they are one of my favorite things to bake. With the kids visiting this past weekend I took the opportunity to bake a batch for them to enjoy. Orange and ginger is a new combination for me, I know that I have never put the two flavors together before.
It was a combination that my daughter thought would go well together. Personally I would have never thought that these two flavor were meant to go together. But you know what? They really did go together nicely. The ginger was not too over powering and you could taste the orange too.
Too top it off I decided to add a few poppy seeds to an icing that had orange juice added to it. I wanted to incorporate a little more of the orange flavor into the scone.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ginger powder
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup powder sugar
- Dab of butter
- 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
- 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, ginger, and orange zest. Add the butter to the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles small pea size crumbs.
- In another bowl combine the egg and the milk, mix together. Add to the flour mixture and by hand mix until it comes together to form a bow..
- Place on a flour surface and knead a few times. Form an 8-inch circle. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife cut into 8 wedges.
- Place on a prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place in a preheat oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the scones are turning lightly brown.
- Remove from oven and cool completely on cooling rack.
- While the scones are cooling mix the icing together.
- Place the powder sugar, butter, poppy seeds in a small bowl. Gradually add the orange juice until the icing is the right consistency for drizzling. Drizzle over scones and enjoy.