Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's A Gingerbread World

Good morning from Applejack Lane. It's starting to snow!  So come on inside to my gingerbread world.
Um-um good- gingerbread spice herbal tea...    

My extra large gingerbread man and woman stand in an old picnic basket...
 A gingerbread mantel...

 Gingerbread cookies and cutters...
 This Gingerbread  Man has his bells on...
 And speaking of bells...

  A Ginger Head from Brenda at The Rusty Thimble...
 And Gingerbread scones...
Gingerbread Scones from A Taste of Home

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ginger
1.2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, separated

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.  In a small bowl, combine the molasses, milk, and egg yolk until smooth; stir into the flour mixture just until moistened.  Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times.   Pat into a 8 inch circle.  Cut into 12 wedges and place 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet*. Beat egg white until frothy; brush over scones.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes our until golden brown.  Serve warm.

*  I like a more petite scone.  I divide the dough into two equal parts and form smaller circles about 5 inches in diameter.  Then I cut the circle into 6 wedges.  I bake these for about 11-12 minutes.

Thanks for stopping by Applejack Lane.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Joan Sweetie...
Everything looks so Gingerbread Delicious. Your wreath is gorgeous, and I love the gingerbreadman star, now that is so unusual. Love it.

Those two extra large in the basket, oh my do they ever say "Happy". I love their little faces.

I missed that ginger head at Brenda's sales. I am going to have to check back with her on that one. I can't believe I didn't see it.

The scones, oh could I ever smell the scones. How wonderful they smell. Someone is in the kitchen, yes mam. Smells so good over here.

Thank you for the beautiful share this evening. I have so enjoyed reading. Have a wonderful Friday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

(I too love gingerbread men, I have a little feather tree full of ginger goodness.)

Leann said...

Hi Joan

What a wonderful thing to decorate with. And the smell must be heavenly. Those scones? I'll take one warm from the oven with a good cup of coffee - yumm!

TheRustyThimble said...

Joan I love your gingerbread really like the one that is a star
Thank you for sharing the little ginger head, and the wonderful Recipe. I need some of that tea YUM
Merry Christmas

Johanna said...

Hello Joan,
the Gingerbread men makes a lovely decoration. The warm color is perfect for the wreath and all look so nice naturally and yummy also.
Greetings, Johanna

Donnie said...

I love scones and I'm anxious to try your recipe. All your photos were lovely.