snow day: ginger & vanilla scones


Vancouver is in the midst of a winter wonderland and I’m certainly not complaining. Snow is a rarity here in winter and although I’m favorable to the warmer temperatures we get here on the wet coast, I’m not missing all the rain. I love snow! I like how it makes everything sparkle! I like wearing mittens and sporting rosy cheeks! It’s also wonderful to wear boots as something other than a fashion statement. And because Vancouverites aren’t used to snow, snow days (ie. days off work/school/etc.) are just part and parcel of a little snowfall. So even though I work from home, many of my clients don’t, so it’s been a little quiet here in my home office, which means it’s catching up time for all of my other little self-directed projects. So when nature dumps snow on my doorstep, I find that it’s the perfect time to treat myself to an extended morning. Yesterday I made yogurt waffles with walnuts and caramelized bananas (the bananas were for Cornelius) and today I made scones. Mmmmm, fragrant with a heady aroma of ginger and vanilla, they were the perfect way to stretch my morning into something special. Delicious.

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9 comments to “snow day: ginger & vanilla scones”

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    Rachel   November 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm

    Yum! I love scones.

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    Anna   November 28, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Mmmm, will definatly be trying this!

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    Joanne   November 28, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    Guess what I’m having tomorrow?!!!
    Wheat…in the form of ‘cream of wheat.’
    Keep your fingers crossed that wheat isn’t an allergen for me, otherwise my goose is cooked :)
    I look forward to the day I can try your scones – vanilla and ginger…
    m-m-m-m-m

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    Brilynn   November 29, 2006 at 6:12 am

    I’ll take a few of those scones and if you could whip up some more waffles, that’d be great too.

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    KrakelSpektakel   November 29, 2006 at 9:44 am

    Can one swap the crystallized ginger for fresh? If so, should I add some sugar, and how much?

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    kickpleat   November 29, 2006 at 10:00 am

    these are great scones, rachel! so yummy.

    anna, let me know how they turn out for you!

    joanne, good luck on the wheat! may scones be in your future soon.

    sure, brilynn! i’ll whip up some waffles and scones next time you’re ’round ;)

    krakelspektakel, i think adding fresh ginger might overpower the scones. but you could grate some into the batter and add an extra tablespoon of sugar, perhaps? if you try it, let me know how it works out!

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    robina   December 5, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    can’t wait to make these. think i’ll add some fruit, actually. i will play and report!

    at some point i’d like to pick your brain about how you customized your blogger site. i want to move b_eats to a companion blogger page but i can’t get down with having the standard layout and can’t figure out how to fiddle with it.

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    kickpleat   December 5, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    robina, these scones are great with fruit! i’ve tried peaches, strawberries and apples on different occassions (sans ginger) and they turned out great! wet fruit like strawberries and peaches makes the dough difficult to work with, but it’s worth the extra hassle.

    as for the blogger template, you can pick one of their templates and rework it. it’s easyish if you know html but blogger is a bit of a pain to customize!

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    Rachel   November 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I’ve enjoyed all your recipes I’ve tried before, but this is hands down my favorite (so far). I’m trying not to eat them all so I can share them later this morning!
    Thanks!

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