Ginger Scake (a cross between a cake and a scone)

ginger scones

Do you like scones? Do you like cake? If you like both, you will like my scake. What is a scake? It’s something that is a cross between a scone and a cake (I made up this word). I love ginger so I loaded it up with both ground ginger and grated ginger.  When watching Rachael Ray once, she mentioned that after you cut and peel your ginger root, you can freeze it and then grate it whenever you need it. It was an excellent tip since many times I would not normally have ginger root in my fridge. The scones are sweet and a bit crumby with a nice ginger taste. The icing is key! If you want some extra sweetness, add some chopped pear to it. The pear will also add some moistness to the scake. If you decide to freeze your butter before adding it to the flour mixture, you might get more of a scone feel instead of a “scake” texture.

Kid Friendly Tips: Have your child “pulse” the batter in the food processor. Your kids can help add the ingredients and “paint” the icing on. They will definitely help you eat it!

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Ingredients:
1 cup of white whole wheat flour

1 cup of white all purpose flour

1 tablespoon of baking powder

1/2 cup of light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon of ground all spice

1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, very cold

3/4 cup of low fat milk (can substitute for whole milk, half and half or cream)

grated ginger (about a tablespoon, more if you like)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Icing

1 cup of confectioners sugar

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger

2 tablespoons of milk

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1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Grease scone pan.

3. Put all dry ingredients in the food processor (flour through ground all spice). Pulse four or five times.

4. Add butter to food processor. Pulse until the dough looks like little crumbs (about 5 or 6 times pulse).

5. Mix wet ingredients together (milk through vanilla).

6. Add to food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are combined and the dough comes together.

7. Add dough evenly to scone pan.

8. Bake for about 15 minutes until done.

9. Take scones carefully out of pan. Let cool on a cooling rack.

10. Add ingredients for icing until smooth. If you want it more thick, add sugar. If you want to thin it out add milk.

11. Brush the icing on the scones.

12. Eat! Yum.
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ginger scones

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