Unlike most foods, the history of scones may never be traced to one specific land. The Dutch, Scottish, and English have all claimed to be the original home of this pastry. Let’s call a truce between them, and establish this delightful snack as simply European. While it may seem stereotypical to think of scones of as being served with tea throughout the castles and mansions of European royalty, they have also been a bridge that gaps the more prestigious class with the peasants of ancient times. A simple food that unites the people. Whether the indulger seeks it as a comfort food or a social snack, its ability to meet your tummy grumbling needs is never failing.
Recipes for this delectable treat can be easily varied to fit your level of baking experience and flavor of crave. Most regions right now are slowly creeping out of the winter season and beginning to tiptoe into some welcomed signs of spring. The variation we want to bring you today is a flavor that melds this coming of change. It is also a flavor that can be easily enjoyed during anytime that you wish to reminisce over memories made this season, well after their passing.
How and when should you enjoy this treat? Any way you want! But here are a few suggestions for any first time sconer’s and those who are looking for a change.
*Possibly the most fun, is to gather your daughter (niece, cousin, etc.) and her friends for a backyard tea and scone party. Remember, the more of those friends that are soft and plush, the more scones for you and your little princess!
*Invite some of your own grown up friends! Have a scone and beverage sampler. Try your scones with with different drinks (hot tea, iced tea, steaming cappuccino, espresso, or a nice classic roast with a dash of brandy). Find out your favorite combo for next time.
*Warm up a couple for when you are cuddled up on the couch with a good book or a sappy movie. Better yet, the next time a turn of the century era movie comes out, sneak a couple in the theater to help get that “it’s almost like I’m there” feeling.
(Cue the royal trumpets…)
Without any further ado, I present you with a modern (and mindful) flavor of an ancient pastime. Our very own gluten-free lemon-blueberry scones!
Gluten Free Lemon-Blueberry Drop Scones
Yield: 8-10 scones
315 grams almond flour (about 3 cups) For more almond flour tips, see 7 Tricks and Tips for Baking Delicious Breads with Almond Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Pinch of cinnamon
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Add the almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and lemon zest in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients. Starting in the center, stir the dough until well combined. Fold in blueberries.
- Using a large cookie or ice cream scoop, drop the scones onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly wet hands and gently flatten the tops of the scones. They should be about 1 inch thick.
- Bake 18-20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
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