• Jonathan Desai

Lemon-Ginger Scones

Lemon and ginger are a powerful flavor combination that work so well together in these light and bright scones—perfect for breakfast or as a snack any time of day. Makes 10 to 12 scones


  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for sprinkling

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, very cold

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons pure lemon oil

  • ⅔ cup buttermilk, cold

  • ½ cup candied ginger chips

  • Heavy whipping cream, for coating

  • Sugar crystals, for sprinkling


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Put the bowl into the freezer to chill. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer, combine the chilled flour mixture with the butter just until crumbly. In a separate measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon oil, and buttermilk. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until everything is moistened and holds together. Gently fold in the ginger chips.

  2. Transfer the dough to a parchment-lined sheet pan. Sprinkle with a little flour and flatten down with your hands. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4–6 hours. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a rectangle shape about ¾ inch thick. Cut diagonally to make triangles. Place the scones onto a parchment-lined sheet pan, leaving a little bit of space between each one. Cover with plastic wrap and place the scones in the freezer for 1–2 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Remove the scones from the freezer, brush with the cream, and sprinkle with sugar crystals. Bake for 20–25 minutes, until golden brown. The scones should not be soft when you press on the centers. Transfer the scones to a cooling rack for 5–10 minutes. Enjoy warm, or let cool completely before putting into a plastic bag for storage.

Recipes and photos from A Farmgirl’s Table by Jessica Robinson. Reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

Courtesy of Reminder Media, American Lifestyle

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