I needed to make a different kind of scone. I had already made a few basic scones, I have experimented with lemon scones, white chocolate and cherry scones, and even chocolate chip scones. I’ve already made plain (and good) pumpkin scones as well as pumpkin chocolate chip scones (you can easily find them by looking at the scones link below or by using the search bar). But I was ready for something else. It had to be a new recipe!
Continuing with my research on unearthing the best scones recipes, I found this fabulous pumpkin ginger scones recipe. How seasonally appropriate. You know me. Everyone else is all excited about fall, the boots, the heavier clothing, the hats, and the scarves–but I am not having any of it. I want to remind my fellow Hoosiers that fall in Indiana isn’t always the nicest season. There’s gloom. There’s rain. There’s cold. There’s fog. There’s more cold. I would much prefer to be comfortable outside than cozy inside. But I seem to be in the minority here. Everyone else keeps raving about the joys of fall. So, I give up.
I will cave to the pumpkin hysteria that occurs about this time every year by introducing yet another pumpkin-themed recipe to the mix. This time, it’s for pumpkin ginger scones. Also, unlike other pumpkin-themed recipes, you can make it yourself without any special equipment or preparation. If you have made cookies at least once in your life, you will easily handle baking up a batch of scones. I find them a very satisfying baked good. There’s something about getting your hands in there and shaping the dough that is really quite enjoyable. It’s so hands-on and, well, who doesn’t love the end result?
These pumpkin ginger scones were very good. The ginger gave it a nice twist of unexpected flavor. My husband, Jeremy, particularly enjoyed his with a cup of coffee. Surprise, surprise. That seems to be the big test with him and one he seems to perform on every baked good. All of us enjoyed these terrific scones and ate them up rather quickly.
I did not make any changes to this recipe. Well, except for one but that was an essential one. I did substitute pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon because I can’t seem to remember that I’ve been out of cinnamon for a month now. How have I managed to do that? I have no idea. It’s a gift, I guess. We go through cinnamon rather fast. Enjoy this great Taste of Home recipe. I want to say I got it from one of those magazine clip-outs but I am not sure. I hand wrote it down in my old recipe binder so it’s impossible to say. All I know is that it came from them and it is wonderful. I know your family will enjoy it as well.
Best Scones Recipes: Pumpkin Ginger Scones
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