Monthly Archives: February 2011

Snowpocalypse ’11 and Ginger Chocolate Chunk Scones


It’s very possible that the world is ending. It snowed. A lot. It took me over two hours to get home from work. And I have limited ingredients in my pantry. These are all very worrisome things that have happened in the last 24 hours, but I made it through.

This morning I woke up, entirely snowed in with no chance of making it into the office. In case you don’t know what it looks like to be snowed in…here it is:

Love it.

In memorial of the Madison ¬†¬†from last year (which started with me driving through it, led to a fish bowl at Wando’s, numerous snow balls thrown at roommates, a sleepover and a really great apple pancake for breakfast), I decided to make some quick scones before I began my work for the day.

Since I am the Ginger Foodie, I thought it was only appropriate to make some ginger scones. They were really good, and not nearly as bright as my hair.

(Almost) Vegan Ginger Chocolate Chunk Scones
Adapted from Post Punk Kitchen

3 cups flour (I substituted in some whole wheat flour for good measure…pun intended)
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of allspice and nutmeg
1/2 cup turbinado sugar, plus extra for sprinkling (I didn’t have enough so I used 1/2 brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk (oops, I used regular milk)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
About 5 ounces chocolate, or however much you want to use

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together dry ingredients first.

2. Incorporate the wet ingredients until well mixed

3. Chop chocolate with a knife into small, bite sized pieces. I recommend making chocolate chunks so you have shards of chocolate along with bigger pieces. Mix into batter.

4. Spray cookie sheets with Pam. Roll dough into small rounds, a bit larger than your average cookie size.

5. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.

Yeah, they were that good. And the ginger made them that much better. I’m bringing the leftovers in to my office tomorrow. If I make it there. And if I don’t eat them all first. Let’s just hope all this shoveling helped…

This post is dedicated to my friend Sarah Jones, who inspired me to write this (and is fully aware of my baking problem). And shoutout to her dog, Sasha Fierce, who also fiercely likes my ginger mane.