These lemon ginger scones are flakey and crisp on the outside, soft inside and are bursting with zesty lemon ginger flavor.
I think one of the most fun parts of food is the experiences we have around it and tie to it. Certain foods transcend their taste and texture and become a meaningful experience. Maybe it’s the special french toast you make every Christmas morning that tastes not just like french toast, but like christmas. Or maybe it’s biting into a fresh peach in August that tastes like the embodiment of summer. Or the slice of pizza after a night out that somehow tastes way better than it should because you’re surrounded by friends. Whatever these foods are we all have them.
For me, scones hold a special place in my (food) heart. While I’ve lived in the US for almost my whole life, I’m originally British. So obviously scones (and clotted cream) and tea are a favorite treat over there. One of my favorite memories from my time studying in London, were the high teas we had. A traditional high tea includes tea, finger sandwiches, cakes and of course scones and clotted cream (pretty much a mix of butter and whipping cream, it’s amazing).
My grandmother, who used to run a bed and breakfast passed her sacred scone recipe down to my mom who made them for us as kids. These scones were prefect. Soft on the inside, flakey on the outside. After years of being spoiled with grade-A scones, I hold scones to a very high standard. Nothing makes me sadder than a scone that’s too dry or doesn’t have that rich flakey goodness.
I was always scared to experiment with my own scone recipes because I had such high expectations. Until I got to scone-ing more often and understood what went into making the scone of my dreams.
This recipe is adapted and inspired by the amazing scone recipes from Fit Mitten Kitchen. Ashley is seriously a baking wizard. I’ve tried many of her scone recipes (which are all amazing) and felt like it was time to graduate to crafting my own.
But seriously, if you haven’t seen Ashley’s blog yet you gotta check it out. Her talent and gift for blogging is unreal. Her blog is such an incredible resource for not only healthy baked goods, but fitness tips and Ashley is just a wonderful human whose life I love reading about.
Lemon and ginger are one of my favorite flavor combinations and perfect for spring baking. They’ll wake up your senses and are the perfect compliment to a smoothie in the morning.
- 2 Cups of Flour
- ¼ Cup of Coconut Sugar
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ Cup of Coconut Oil (solid)
- 1 Egg
- ½ Cup of Coconut Milk
- ¼ Cup of Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ tsp of Almond Extract
- ½ Cup of Crystalized Ginger, Chopped
- 1 Tbsp of Lemon Zest
- Preheat oven to 350ºF
- In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
- Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in solid coconut oil to the flour
- In a separate bowl mix together wet ingredients (not coconut oil) Egg, coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla extract and almond extract
- In the dry bowl create a well with the flour and pour in the wet mixture - fold together without over mixing and mix in crystalized ginger and lemon zest
- Take the dough and form into a circular mound, scoring into 8 triangular pieces (think like a pizza)
- Bake for 10 minutes, separate pieces and bake for the remaining 10 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean
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- Do you have any foods you tie to favorite memories/people/experiences?