Where to Buy: Sticky Fingers Bakeries
Fresh ginger is the star of this scone, supported by a burst of succulent lemon. Two flavors that are meant to be together…
I’ve had this scones mix stashed away for a couple of months now, just waiting for just the right time. I guess tonight was it. I wanted something deliciously “homey” but not a heavy, overly sweet treat, and above all, something that was fast and easy. That certainly describes these scones perfectly.
The mix is incredibly easy to prepare. Just add water, stir until moistened and sticky, and then drop biscuit-sized spoonfuls onto the baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. Before baking, I opted to sprinkle a little raw sugar on top of each scone to add a nice texture and sparkle to the finished scone. While this final step was completely optional, I do like the crunch the sugar topping provides.
The texture of the baked scone is not unlike other scones from this company that I’ve reviewed. As I said in that review, the texture is “somewhere between a biscuit and a cake” and that is pretty accurate. It has a nice crumb and has a pleasant moistness. It doesn’t come off as “heavy.” The lemon flavor enhances this even further, giving it a light feel.
The lemon is not an overbearing flavor. The scones aren’t particularly sour, instead, it is more like a sweet lemon-y taste. The real star of these scones is the ginger – which is a subtle flavor but it adds just the right amount of kick and contrasting flavor to the scone.
I served these scones simply with room temperature butter, and it made for a tasty treat. A dollop of lemon curd would certainly enhance the lemony qualities of these scones, but, I think it might be a tad too much lemon – so unless you’re really in to lemon, I’d suggest something else. Perhaps a little raspberry jam?
Of the several flavors I’ve tried from Sticky Fingers Bakeries thus far, this one just might be my favorite. I love the aftertaste that lingers on the palate – lemony and sweet, with a slight touch of ginger. YUM!