If you are as big a fan of crystallized ginger, as we all are at Cook for Your LIFE, and love a good scone too, then this deliciously easy recipe is for you. These scones are quick to get to the table and require very little effort for the results, particularly if you own a food processor. They freeze well too, and are great to have on hand when you’re not feeling so hot from drugs. You can split and toast one of these babies up for a well-deserved comforting treat.
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and ground ginger. Using your fingertips, rub the butter between fingertips until the mixture represents breadcrumbs. Or, pulse together in a food processor.
3. 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.
4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the scones are golden brown. Serve immediately.
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (See Ann’s Tips)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 5 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
- 1 large egg, lightly whisked
- ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
- Zest from 1 lemon
- ½ cup chopped crystallized ginger
- 1 tablespoon milk
Ann's Tips and Tricks
Once cooled, these scones can be frozen and reheated whenever you want one – making it very convenient when fatigued during periods of treatment.
Crystallized ginger is a great thing to keep around your kitchen. Aside being delicious, nibbling on a slice or two can soothe an upset tummy or help with nausea.