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Clipper Merchant's Scottish Raspberry-Ginger Scones

Clipper Merchant's Scottish Raspberry-Ginger Scones

4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour  

11/2 cups sugar, divided  

4 teaspoons baking powder  

4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided  

1 teaspoon salt  

1 cup butter, very cold, cut into pieces  

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger  

1 cup fresh raspberries  

3 large eggs  

3/4 cup light cream  

1/4 cup ReaLemon bottled lemon juice from concentrate  

1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest  

• Preheat oven to 400°.

• Grease a baking sheet. Set aside.

• In the work bowl of a food processor, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and

salt, pulsing a few times to mix. Add butter to dry ingredients, pulsing until mixture has the consistency of

cornmeal. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

• Add ginger to mixture, stirring to combine. Set aside.

• In a small bowl, combine raspberries and remaining 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Add raspberries to mixture, stirring

gently to combine. Set aside.

• In the container of an electric blender, combine eggs and cream, blending well. Pour over flour mixture, and then

cut in with a dull knife. (If mixture seems too dry, add a small amount of cream.) Shape dough into a ball.

• Place dough on a flour-dusted surface, and gently press by hand to a 1-inch thickness.

• Using a 3 1/2-inch-diameter fluted round metal cutter that has been dusted in flour, cut 8 scones from dough, reusing

scraps only once. Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet

• Bake until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1 cup

sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest, stirring to blend. Spoon sugar mixture over warm scones, and let dry. (The

lemon will be absorbed by the scone, and the sugar will remain on top.

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