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Monday, July 25, 2011

Lemon-Glazed Banana Scones with Crystallized Ginger

 


We always have browning bananas in our midst so, I am always looking for ways to unload these forgotten jewels.  This recipe comes with a bonus!  I finally opened the crystallized ginger that has been sitting around forever.
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Lemon-Glazed Banana Scones with Crystallized Ginger
from Nicole Rees
Fine Living Magazine
adapted
 
For the scones
9 oz. (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2-1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. finely grated fresh lemon zest
3/8 tsp. sea salt salt
2-3/4 oz. (5-1/2 Tbs.) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 small ripe (but not mushy) banana, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1/2 cup)
1 1/2 Tbs. minced crystallized ginger
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. heavy cream; more for brushing
Coarse white sanding sugar (optional)

For the glaze
3 oz. (3/4 cup) confectioners’ sugar
1-1/2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. (1 Tbs.) unsalted butter, softened
Pinch table salt

~ position a rack in the top third of the oven and heat the oven to 375°F
~ stack two rimmed baking sheets and line the top one with parchment
~ in a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt
~ with your fingers, rub the butter into the flour mixture until a few pea-size lumps remain
~  stir in the banana and the ginger
~  add the cream; with a fork, gradually stir until the mixture just comes together
~ turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat gently into a 7-inch circle about 1 inch high
~ using a chef’s knife or bench knife, cut the dough into 8 wedges
~ transfer to the baking sheet, spacing the wedges 1 to 2 inches apart
~ brush the tops with heavy cream and sprinkle liberally with sanding sugar (if using)
~ bake until the tops are golden, 19 to 25 minutes, rotating halfway through baking for even browning
~ transfer the scones to a wire rack and cool slightly, 3 to 4 minutes
~ glaze the scone
Glaze
~ in a small bowl, stir the confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, butter, and salt until smooth
~ drizzle the warm scones with the glaze
~ serve warm or at room temperature.


6 comments:

  1. These sound yummy! I love scones and also always have bananas sitting around so this will be a great way to use some up. Thanks for sharing and you've been buzzed :-)

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  2. Yum! I love scones, and I always have bananas on hand! Great recipe!

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  3. What a great recipe for my browning bananas, too! These scones look lovely! : )

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  4. I keep freezing our browned bananas and they're starting to pile up...definitely giving these a try!

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  5. Great recipe, I'm always looking for ways to use up bananas.

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  6. These sound great I like the addition of ginger I bet it;s super tasty.

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