First of all- these are soooo easy. Second? When you bake them, people will swear you live in a gingerbread house. They smell that good. Go ahead, open your windows and make the neighbors hungry.
For these you will take the folloing steps:
In a bowl, combine:
2c flour 1/2 tsp salt
4tbs brown sugar 1 tsp ginger
2tsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Now, cut in 1/4 c of butter. I have a pastry blender… but, I ended up using 2 knives. Fingers work too… if you don’t happen to have either. 🙂
now, in another bowl, combine 1 egg yolk (save the white!) 1/3 c of molasses* (see note at end) 1/4 c milk and a wee dash of vanilla.
mix both mixtures together. Mama’s tips- don’t over mix! Nobody likes tough scones! I dded some currants for texture. Pat your dough into a nice fat circle… hmmm 7-8″ or so. Now cut it like a pizza-pie!
remember that egg white? of course you do. Well you just brush that on top of your slices. See the stuff that looks like salt? It’s giant sugar crystals. I got it at Michaels. Comes in mighty handy. Purdy, too. Ok- get to baking. Put 3 logs in your wood stove- hahaha got ya! Nah, cook these little guys at 400 (whew!) for 12 min. I let mine cool for a bit. Then they got drizzled with a glaze made with confectioners sugar and milk.
* note- gee, thanks for sticking around for this note! Here goes:
There was a papa mole a mama mole an a baby mole. One day papa mole stuck his head out of his mole-hole and exclaimed: “MMM-MMM I smell pancakes!” Mama mole came up and said, ” MMMM-MMM I smell bacon!” Baby mole came up and said, ” I don’t smell anything but molasses!” Get it? 🙂