For fans of crystallized ginger, this is a deliciously easy recipe. These scones are quick to get to the table and require very little effort for the results, particularly if a food processor is... available. They freeze well too, and are great to have on hand when not feeling so hot from chemo. Split and toast one of these babies for a well-deserved comforting treat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and ground ginger. Using fingertips, rub the butter between fingertips until the mixture represents breadcrumbs. Or, pulse together in a food processor.
Stir in the lemon zest and chopped ginger into the flour mixture. Add the egg and yogurt. Stir with a wooden spoon, until the dough begins to stick together. Knead twice with your hands and then press into a disc 1-inch high. Cut into 8 wedges and brush each scone with a little milk.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the scones are golden brown. Serve immediately.
Once cooled, these scones can be frozen and reheated whenever needed, making it very convenient when fatigued during periods of treatment.
Crystallized ginger is a great thing to keep around the kitchen. Aside being delicious, nibbling on a slice or two can soothe an upset tummy or help with nausea.