Monday, May 7, 2012

ORANGE GINGER SCONES

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tbsp sugar, divided
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cold butter
1 egg
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp grated orange peel

In a bowl combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, ginger, salt, and baking soda.  Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Combine the egg, sour cream, and orange peel; add to the flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5 to 6 times.  Divide the dough in half.  Pat each portion into a 7-inch circle; cut each into 6 wedges.  Separate the wedges and place 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Sprinkle the wedges with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.

Yield: 12 scones

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