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grams (3½ cups) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
grams (5 tablespoons) white sugar
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
tablespoons ground ginger
teaspoons grated nutmeg
teaspoons table salt
teaspoons ground black pepper
cups cold buttermilk
tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
tablespoon grated orange zest
tablespoons (2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons) salted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces and chilled
grams (1 cup) roughly chopped bittersweet chocolate
grams (1 cup) finely chopped crystallized ginger
large egg, beaten
2.5 tsp. of salt is way too much for this recipe. Is this a typo?
2.5 teaspoons is the correct amount of salt. Just make sure you're using kosher salt as the larger grain size of sea salt, flakey salt and etc. will produce a saltier pastry.
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I’ve made these 3 times and love the way they taste, but every time they ooze butter while they bake. I follow the recipe carefully down to keeping the butter and buttermilk cold. Any ideas?
Unbelievably delicious. I had to decrease the ginger somewhat but I love to makes these to give to friends and everyone loves them.
I love these scones and have made them multiple times with various add ins other than the ginger. I personally think that 2.5 tsp kosher salt is way too much salt. I make these with 1 tsp kosher salt and would not want more. Great scone recipe otherwise!
Made them this morning, a lot of steps, agree with others that they were maybe a bit salty, didn't have kosher so used sea salt that I ground. I too had butter ooze out while they were baking but didn't affect anything. Think they were too big and would make maybe 16 instead of 12 out of the dough. In order to decrease the labor, I believe I'll skip the grated fresh ginger or reduce the amount just to save on labor and 2 out of 3 ginger additions should be enough.
Yum! These are so good, but a lot of work. Thankfully, they freeze great - I freeze them individually and bake them from frozen at the same oven temp for the same amount of time and they turn out amazing! So nice to have a warm scone out of the oven and have already done all the work!
They taste good. I could not put so much nutmeg and ginger (I put 1 tsp of nutmeg and 1/2 of ginger) as a family member does not like it. Because they taste good, I can probably go without these spices. I only put 12 tablespoons of butter and nothing ooze after it was baked and 1 tsp of table salt (I think a little more is needed... probably as written above 1 and 1/4 tsp). My kid liked it.