They were pretty easy to make. I combined the dry ingredients and cut in the butter. I stirred in lemon zest and ginger, and mixed in the buttermilk. I used the zest of one medium lemon, but probably got more of the zest off than most people suggest. I gently kneaded the dough, patted it into a circle, cut it into wedges, and separated them. I brushed the scones with a little cream, and baked them. I can’t remember right now how long I baked them, but I don’t think it took longer than the time listed in the recipe.
These were really good. They were light in texture, and very moist. The scone was sweet with a hint of lemon, and the bites with candied ginger were spicy and sweet. It was nice to make and eat a scone that wasn’t too rich or weighted down with add-ins. I really enjoyed this scone and would definitely make it again.