Who does not love a scone? A delicious tiny bread, built just for one. Small indulgences meant to be enjoyed with a hot drink . . . and sometimes cream and jam. Not me! I adore scones! I can honestly say I have never met a scone that I didn't like!
That is why when I saw these on the Land'O'Lakes site the other day I immediately wanted to go into the kitchen and bake them. Gingerbread Scones. Just the name is tempting! How much more festive could you get in a scone? The recipe is attributed to the Pioneer Woman.
The dough was a lot wetter than I thought it would be. She mentioned in her recipe that the dough would be crumbly, but mine wasn't. It was quite wet, but I went with the flow and just used a well floured board. Perhaps it is the difference between British and American flour, I am not sure. If you don't want a wet dough, add the liquid ingredients gradually until you get a dough the consistency of what you are looking for.
These smell heavenly when they are baking. Absolutely heavenly. I wanted to dive in right away. But you really need to wait until they are cooled, and then you need to glaze them with that scrumptious cream cheese glaze . . .
And then you need to let that set before you dive in. Trust me. It will be well worth the wait. Mmmm . . . these are FABULOUS! Really delish! Tender and flakey and oh so filled with flavour!
*Gingerbread Scones*Makes 8
1/4 tsp each ground nutmeg and ground cardamom1/2 tsp salt
60ml molasses (1/4 cup)
milk for brushing
demerara sugar for sprinkling (turbinado)
Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4. Have ready a large baking sheet which you have lined with baking paper.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 24 minutes until nicely poufy and set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Whisk together the drizzle ingredients until smooth. Drizzle decoratively over the top of the scones. Allow the drizzle to set before serving. These will keep in an airtight container for several days.
You really need to try these. They are truly wonderful! They will fill your house with lovely Christmasy Festive Smells!! Bon Appetit!