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Holiday Butterscotch-Ginger Tea Scones
Afternoon Tea and High Tea
Yields: 12 scones
Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 18 min
2 1/2 cups all-purpose
1 1/2 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoons baking sod
2/3 cup granulated
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted sweet butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels (chips)
1/4 cup candied ginger bits (or diced candied ginger)
Egg Wash (see recipe below)
Cinnamon-Sugar (see recipe below)
* Learn how to make a
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar,
baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a pastry blender or two
knives, cut the cold butter into flour mixture until particles are
the size of small peas.
In a mixing
bowl, blend buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg
together. Fold in butterscotch morsels and candied ginger bits; add
mixture to the flour mixture.
hands, pat dough to a 3/4-inch thickness onto a floured board. With
a floured cutter of your desired shape, cut out and place 1-inch
apart on a parchment paper lined or a lightly greased and floured
baking sheet. If a drop scone is preferred, use 1/4 cup and place
as instructed above.
brush the top of the scones with the egg wash. Extra cinnamon-sugar
may also be sprinkled on top to taste. Bake 12 to 18 minutes until
lightly golden brown. Baking time will vary according to the size
of your scone.
Additions and or substitutions to this scone recipe may include flavored extracts,
chocolate chips, coconut flakes, fruits, herbs, raisins, savories
and spices to taste.
full size scones or 24 small size scones.
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
In a small bowl, mix together the egg and water, repeat if needed.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 or 2 tablespoons cinnamon, to taste.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. If more
Cinnamon/Sugar is needed, repeat if needed.
Ellen Easton is a lifestyle industry leader, tea and etiquette authority, author of Afternoon Tea~ Tips, Terms and Traditions,
A Tea Party Planner and Tea Travels™ For The Holidays (RED WAGON PRESS), as well as a hospitality, design and retail consultant, whose clients have included The Waldorf=Astoria,
The Plaza, and Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon.
Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon,
thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.
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