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Yum, Traca - these scones sound like my favorite muffin REC: Fresh Ginger Muffins
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Posted to Thread #8459 at 8:38 am on Oct 30, 2007
I really love these muffins, and I'm sure I'd love your scones!
Bridge Creek Fresh Ginger Muffins (makes sixteen muffins)
A recipe from Marion Cunningham, the well known author of the Fanny Farmer Cookbook. The recipe which follows for Bridge Creek Fresh Ginger Muffins is not available in any of her cookbooks, but comes as a special gift of the author.
These muffins have an abundance of fresh ginger and lemon zest. Every time I make them I am overcome by how good they are.
A 2-ounce piece unpeeled gingerroot
3/4 cup plus
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease the muffin tins.
Cut the UNPEELED ginger ( I always peel it) into large chunks. If you have a food processor, process the ginger until it is in tiny pieces; or hand chop into fine pieces. (You should have 1/4 cup. It is better to have too much ginger than too little.)
Put the ginger and 1/4 cup of sugar in a small skillet or pan and cook over medium heat until the sugar has melted and the mixture is hot. Don't walk away from the pan -- this cooking takes only a couple of minutes. Remove from the stove and let the ginger mixture cool.
Put the lemon zest and 3 tablespoons sugar in the food processor and process until the lemon peel is in small bits; or chop the lemon zest by hand and then add the sugar. Add the lemon mixture to the ginger mixture. Stir and set aside.
Put the butter in a mixing bowl and beat a second or two, add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and beat until smooth. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the buttermilk and mix until blended. Add the flour, salt and baking soda. Beat until smooth. Add the ginger-lemon mixture and mix well.
Spoon the batter into the muffin tins so that each cup is three-quarters full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Other messages in this thread:
- 8459. Newbie Here - Katrina53 - 10:44pm on 10/29/07 (33)
- Welcome, Katrina! There are lots of brunch ideas posted here; click on the "T&T Hall of Fame" above - Joe - 10:51pm on 10/29/07
- Joe, I'm so glad to hear you did the Waffle Brunch. I've been meaning to try it. - Traca - 4:20am on 10/30/07
- Welcome Katrina! Here's a link to "Baked Pears with Sausage" that was [LINK] - orchid - 11:16pm on 10/29/07
- welcome. here are links to 2 popular threads on brunch ideas. [NT] [LINK] - AngAk - 11:24pm on 10/29/07
- and this one. If you go up above to Search and type in Brunch, many pages of posts come up. [LINK] - AngAk - 11:25pm on 10/29/07
- Welcome Katrina! (although - sorry, nothing to post for you) [NT] - deb-in-MI - 11:41pm on 10/29/07
- Welcome to Katrina! [NT] - Denice - 2:48am on 10/30/07
- How about a Christmas brunch tea? You could have scones, little sandwiches, cookies, - cheezz - 3:04am on 10/30/07
- Here's one I did for a baby shower > [NT] [LINK] - cheezz - 3:16am on 10/30/07
- and a menu for a garden party > [NT] [LINK] - cheezz - 3:16am on 10/30/07
- Thanks for the photo cheez. I loved seeing the table laid out! I really like the varied heights. [NT] - Traca - 3:40pm on 10/30/07
- I'm on a breakfast kick these days so here's a few of my favorite dishes: [NT] - Traca - 4:10am on 10/30/07
- I can't stop swooning over the Cafe Beaujolais Coffee Cake [LINK] - Traca - 4:12am on 10/30/07
- This is another swoon-worthy dish: Lemon Verbena Fruit Salad [LINK] - Traca - 4:14am on 10/30/07
- My favorite scones...Lemon Ginger Scones [NT] [LINK] - Traca - 4:15am on 10/30/07
- Yum, Traca - these scones sound like my favorite muffin REC: Fresh Ginger Muffins - Sandi in Hawaii - 8:38am on 10/30/07
- Awesome! I've been looking for a great muffin rec...and I love the ginger/lemon combo. Thanks! [NT] - Traca - 3:09pm on 10/30/07
- My favorite granola...Cranberry Almond Granola (Great for building yogurt-granola parfaits) [NT] [LINK] - Traca - 4:15am on 10/30/07
- I had an appetizer party last night and out of 14 dishes...this was a clear winner: Artichoke Nibble - Traca - 4:16am on 10/30/07
- Traca, this sounds really good! Tx for posting the rec. What else did you serve? [NT] - barb_b - 11:08am on 10/30/07
- Barb...it was a potluck. With the holidays coming, I figured, who doesn't need more - Traca - 3:34pm on 10/30/07
- Great idea theme party idea! I have the same dilemna with tapenade. I do notice that - barb_b - 5:11pm on 10/30/07
- Hi Traca, this is very close to Michelle's REC: Miniature Artichoke Tarts - Dawn_MO - 1:13pm on 10/30/07
- You're right...they're very close. I like the bit of wine in the first recipe and baking it off - Traca - 3:13pm on 10/30/07
- Yes, I can hear them! - Dawn_MO - 5:43pm on 10/30/07
- Re: Artichoke Nibbles - Judy-KY - 5:50pm on 10/30/07
- And finally, here's a link with some more brunch ideas [NT] [LINK] - Traca - 4:17am on 10/30/07
- Re: Very Impressive - feel free to go on a dinner party kick soon - emtd - 4:58am on 10/30/07
- LOL! I'm really a baker at heart...so b'fast is a natural fit. Others here are much better at [LINK] - Traca - 5:56am on 10/30/07
- This just went to the top of my "to try" list! Thanks for posting this one Traca! - Dawn_MO - 1:17pm on 10/30/07
- I love this recipe so much...if there are leftovers...I hate to share! Shamelessly,, - Traca - 3:19pm on 10/30/07
- Great site - thanks! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 10:15am on 10/30/07
- Katrina, thanks for this request...lots of good responses. Welcome. [NT] - MarilynFL - 2:16pm on 10/30/07