Maybe you really, really like pecans. Maybe you just can’t get enough of ginger.
In either case, these Ginger Pecan Scones
are most definitely for you!
These scones – or as I fondly call them, “scookies,” after they came out of the oven shaped like giant, round cookies – are not for the flavor-timid. They pack a wallop of ginger flavor with a triple-threat of ground ginger, crystallized ginger (my favorite) and fresh grated ginger.
Combined with the crunchy texture and mild, nutty taste of chopped pecans, each bite is an even, mellow medley of both flavors throughout the scone, so you won’t find a random punch of ginger or pecan or butter in any bite. They all work together in harmony.
These scones are also delightful and unique because they’re incredibly soft – not crumbly, dense or dry, like most other scones. But they still maintain that delicious buttery taste. They’re also really quite pretty to look at, with glittering orange gems of crystallized ginger speckled across the top.
And they’re super easy to make – just mix the ingredients together, scoop the dough onto baking sheets, and bake until done. In less than an hour you’ll have breakfast and your kitchen will smell magical.
If you want your scones to look a little less cookie-like, I’d suggest adding more flour to the dough until it’s just manageable enough to hold in your hands without sticking to your fingers. But by adding more flour you’ll run the risk of these scones getting tough – the choice is yours.
The bottom line is: You pretty much need to make these as soon as possible!
Here are some more scones to try:Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon