Devonshire tea anyone ? Had one too many dry, hard scones ? You need to try these !
These little rounds of yum are almond meal based so are moist and almost like a mix between shortbread and scones. They are great if you’re looking to reduce or avoid wheat. No matter what your reason for going gluten free – coeliac, IBS, allergy, thyroid disorders – no one needs to miss out now.
Recipe – makes about 20 scones
3 cups almond meal ( or use half almond meal and half GF flour to reduce cost and make a more stable scone )
1 flat teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter
2 eggs from free ranging happy hens like mine – see photo of Dotti below
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla – I use vanilla paste – it makes a huge difference
10-15 dates, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
Milk as needed
Mix together almond meal, flour (if using), salt, bicarb soda, baking powder and sugar.
Rub in butter with fingers to create a fine crumb. Stir in dates.
Add eggs and vanilla and stir gently till a soft dough forms. Don’t over mix. Add a little milk as necessary.
Divide mixture into 20 pieces and roll into balls. Place on baking tray and flatten slightly. Brush with milk or egg and bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
You can omit dates or replace with lemon rind, blueberries etc as desired. These would be great with my chia jam … Jam that you can eat to your hearts content …
Now go put the kettle on, call a friend and invite them around for tea….