Lime & Ginger Cream Scones

Saturday, April 13

lime + ginger cream scones :: une gamine dans la cuisine

Happy weekend, everyone! Today I'm sharing a breezy, simple, scone recipe. Scones, as I've only just learned, are not very camera friendly. Either that or I'm over-thinking the art of photography (a huge taboo, I'm sure!). But I think we can all relate to not liking something - and redoing the redos to the point where up is down, east is west, and your jagged, growing mound of frustration could easily rival Mount Everest. Yes?

I'm probably just sick of this dull, grey, sleepy weather. It feels like a heavy, cold, wet, cloak that I can't quite shake off my sun-thirsty shoulders. Once the temperature catches wind of what the calendar is screaming, I'm sure I'll be happier, and less frustrated...about everything. Thank goodness for sugar, flour, cream, and ovens.

These scones are fluffy, soft, and blithe. The fresh ginger gives them a subtle, almost intangible, spiceness - while the burst of lime keeps the flavour fresh enough to be perfectly spring-appropriate. 

Note: if you don't have any limes on hand, feel free to use lemons or oranges instead!

lime + ginger cream scones :: une gamine dans la cuisine

Lime & Ginger Cream Scones
makes 8 scones

ingredients
1/3 cup granulated sugar
zest from 4 limes (about 1-1 1/2 Tablespoons)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

for the glaze
1 cup confectioners' sugar (have an extra 1/2 cup on hand, just in case)
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
about 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

method
 Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the sugar, lime zest, and grated ginger into a large mixing bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the zest and ginger into the sugar until it's moist and fragrant. Whisk in the flour, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour the cream and lime juice into the center. Use a large rubber spatula to fold the cream and juice into the dry ingredients. {Try not to over-mix.} As soon as the dough just starts to come together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface - it should still look a bit "shaggy." Knead the dough a few times, gently, just to make it cohesive.

Pat the dough into a 9-inch circle that's about 1/2-inches thick. {It doesn't have to be exact.} Cut the circle into 8 wedges and place them onto prepared cookie sheet - allowing 1-inch of space between each.

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are firm and the bottoms are just beginning to brown. {The tops will remain pale in colour.} Remove the sheet from the oven and allow the scones to rest for about 8 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Cool completely before adding the glaze.

For the glaze: In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, melted butter, and lime juice. Whisk everything together until smooth and "drizzly" in consistency. If it's too thick, add a splash more juice - if it's too thin, add a little bit more confectioners' sugar. Use a spoon or a fork to drizzle the glaze on top of the cooled scones. Or, just smear it on with an offset spatula!


adapted from Food & Wine

32 comments:

  1. I just picked up a big bag of limes from the market - now I know what I can do with them, besides making more mojitos :) I love the addition of ginger in these, they truly sound lovely Valerie!

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  2. Irresistibly citrusy and spicy! Beautiful too.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. I can relate to you not liking something, and redoing endlessly - that's the story of my editing these days. Spend 10 minutes writing a sentence, spend another 10 minutes rereading then erasing it. The joys of writing.

    You, on the other hand write beautifully. I loved this post.

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  4. Plump little beauties, I want to devour one (or two!) immediately :).

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  5. I feel your pain, it's starting to seem like winter will never end. One gray and dreary day after another... Fingers crossed it warms up soon :) Your scones look like a wonderful spring treat!

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  6. Your scones are gorgeous and this is coming from a non-scone eater. I just maybe have never had the right scone...they're usually a little on the dry side for me but yours, and with that glaze, could definitely change my mind :)

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  7. Valerie, I'm sorry your weather is still so dreary...but if it makes you bake like this! No, I won't continue to wish it on you. I don't know why you're not liking your photos, I think they're beautiful...and your recipe is divine. I love that we have an option to change up the citrus as well. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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  8. I like your scones photos, homely, comforting, yet with a touch of hoity-toity from the lime glaze.

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  9. Beautiful scones, nicely presented and photographed!
    Valerie, where do you live-the North Pole!?
    I'm praying for sunshine for you but don't want to help melt the polar ice cap or anything bad like that...
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend;-)

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  10. What a lovely flavoured scone! I love almost anything scone, but these look particularly sublime.

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  11. Ginger and lime is a great combination. I hope the weather warms up for you soon.

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  12. Your scones look so delicious! I love the sound of the lime-ginger combination and the glaze looks divine!

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  13. As usual, these look incredible. Lime and ginger are a serious knock out combo too!

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  14. I had trouble photographing my scones on Saturday, too. I was at a loss. I think your photos look gorgeous, and the scones sound delish!

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  15. Well, these scones seemed to love the camera. I especially love the second photo. It's funny, I've gotten so used to shooting with low light that it's been a bit of a challenge shooting whiter backgrounds. Love the shots and also the scones. :)

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  16. I think your scones are VERY photogenic, on top of looking and sounding fabulously DELICIOUS!

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  17. Wow, I've never tried lime and ginger together before, but scones are some of my favourite things to bake, so I'm going to buy some limes when I go shopping this week to make them! :)

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  18. I think the photos of your scones look gorgeous! I always feel frustrated taking photos of bar desserts- not my forte. I love the ginger and lime combo!

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  19. Lord have mercy, these scones are out-of-control! Lime and ginger is such a lovely flavor combination. Yes... I'm swooning.

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  20. Girl, please...your photos are always amazing! I hate photographing scones. Hate! I make them all the time, but I have only shared a recipe once because of the damn photos. :)

    BTW, lime and ginger?! WOW! That is a fantastic combination.
    (Is "btw" okay to use or is that like soooo IM AOL?!) :-D

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  21. It is funny that you say they are not camera friendly - I think your first shot is simply beautiful. I adore scones and these appear to be nothing short of perfection. A must make!

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  22. Your scones do not look camera shy at all they are beautiful! Ginger and lime sounds like a great flavor combo.

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  23. I need these for breakfast right now!

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  24. On the contrary, these are quite camera friendly scones, my dear. So delicate and pretty. Your drizzle is perfect. I would love one now with a 2nd cup of coffee:)

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  25. There are definitely some foods camera unfriendly (almost broke a pot trying to photograph coq au vin yesterday), but your scones look pretty. I like the combination of ginger and lime, it should give a lovely kick in the morning. :)

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  26. I love scones - another recipe to try, thanks.

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  27. Lime and ginger scones, are you kidding me? LOVE the sound of these, I can't wait to make them. You always have the best flavor combos, Val.

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  28. Lime and ginger...what a lovely combination. By the way, I think your photos are wonderful.

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  29. I'm tired of the dreariness, too! It needs to leave already. But it works in these photos. :)

    Nothing is better than something citrusy in the morning and these scones look like the perfect way to start the day!

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  31. Come to CA it was 90 here yesterday and on the flip side of that I'm sure we are in for a brutal summer, so I'm not sure what is worse. I figure as long as I have baked goods to keep my tea company it's all good. I hate when I do that with my photos, at that point, they usually end up on the cutting room floor.
    -Gina-

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♥ Valerie

 

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