Saturday, 2 May 2015

Ginger scones

A couple of weeks back we went to a food festival in a nearby small town and started to watch the food demonstration. We thought, that guy looks familiar... it was Glenn Cosby from last year's Great British Bake Off! He was just as friendly and entertaining as he was on the show. We watched him make some ginger scones with grapefruit and ginger curd using limited cooking resources but somehow, they tasted great. I was inspired so I bought is book and here we have my version of his scones. I used crystallised ginger rather than stem ginger as we had it in the cupboard already. They are delicious when they are still warm from the oven, perfect for a chilly day like today. He cut them in an unconventional square shape which could be changed into a circle. The idea is that it needs to be handled as little as possible to  get a good rise. 

Ingredients: -
225g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g unsalted butter
50g caster sugar
100 ml milk
1 egg
5 pieces of crystallised ginger chopped roughly into small pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Put the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the butter and rub between your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar and ginger.
2. Mix the egg and milk in a separate bowl. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and combine with your fingers. This is a sticky mixture! 
3. Sprinkle flour on a surface and transfer the mixture onto it. Spread out the mixture so that it is 3cm thick. Use a sharp knife to cut it into squares (size depending on your preference).
4. Put the squared onto a greased tray and cook for 10-15 minutes (depending on size). 

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