Ginger Pecan Scones
Author: adapted from Bon Appetit
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup plus 1½ tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks unsalted butter), chilled
  • 1-1/3 cups pecan halves, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped crystallized ginger, divided
  • 1 cup plus 2½ tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1½ teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Arrange oven racks to the lower third and upper third of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. For the scones:
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ⅔ cup sugar, baking powder, ground ginger and baking soda. Add the butter and blend into the flour mixture, using your fingers, until it resembles coarse meal. Mix in pecans and ½ cup crystallized ginger.
  4. Combine 1 cup buttermilk with fresh ginger and vanilla extract. Add to flour mixture and use a large fork to combine.
  5. Fold together with hands to form one ball. Divide ball in half. Place one half onto a cutting board and form into a disk about 6” wide. Use a sharp knife to cut the disc into 6 wedges (three cuts across to form the triangles, rotating the cutting board after each slice so the triangles are fairly even.) Transfer the six triangles onto a baking sheet. Repeat with second wedge and transfer to the other baking sheet.
  6. Brush each wedge with the remaining 2½ tablespoons buttermilk. Sprinkle with 1½ tablespoons sugar and ¼ cup crystallized ginger.
  7. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through, top to bottom and front to back. Cool completely on the baking sheet.
  8. Betsy's tidbits:
  9. The coarseness of the chopped ginger is a personal preference. If you love chunks of ginger, coarsely chop. If you like the subtlety of the flavor, chop more finely.
  10. Ginger Pecan Scones will spread while baking.
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/ginger-pecan-scones