There's a local restaurant that makes these heavenly cardamom ginger scones. Every time I'm in their neighborhood in the morning, I just *have* to stop in and grab one to go. So, when I picked up our CSA share from Cricket Creek Farm last week and saw fresh cardamom butter in the fridge, I immediately knew it was going to be a part of my allotted dairy share.
It was raining yesterday, so I spent some quality time with my friend, Google, and lo and behold came across this recipe for cardamom ginger scones. Be still my heart, I knew what I was doing first thing Sunday morning.
I followed this recipe exactly, although I *may* have been a bit liberal with the chopped, crystallized ginger. I love ginger; you can never have too much ginger. If you adore this rhizome as much as me, be liberal with your ginger too. You'll thank me for it later.
Oh, and don't be alarmed by the yellowish color of the scones in the picture above. The recipe calls for brushing the scones with an egg and sugar wash before baking. We eat nothing but farm fresh eggs from free range chickens (also from Cricket Creek Farm) and their yolks are noticeably more yellow than eggs you buy at the grocery store. This is due to their diet (the yolks are thicker and richer tasting too)! After I brushed the unbaked scones with an egg and sugar wash, I sprinkled coarse sugar on the top of my scones. I'm a big fan of the rustic appearance it creates and the crunch it adds to baked goods.
This recipe says it yields 12 scones. I ended up with a baker's dozen, so was able to enjoy one with my coffee while I packaged up a dozen to take into work tomorrow. That is if they all make it that far.
This one's a keeper. I've got some more cardamom butter, which I'm going to freeze. I'll be making these again.
WhatACard lives in the 'burbs of Boston with her husband, twins born in 2005, and a singleton who arrived in the summer of 2009. They belonged to the Waltham Fields Community Farm CSA for two years, and after a move, joined Dragonfly Farms CSA. For 2013, they'll be members of Jones Farm CSA. The family also enjoys shopping at local farm stands and farmers' markets, and grows their own small vegetable and herb garden.
Julie lives in Western, MA with her husband, son who was born in 2005 and the rascally Ratchet (otherwise known as the dog). They belong to the Holiday Brook Farm CSA and Cricket Creek Farm CSA as well as Berkshire Organics. They are also frequent visitors to the farm stand at the end of their street, which is open from July through October and has some of the best corn in the Berkshires!
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