How is it possible to ship fresh fruit, without mold or smells? It’s not. No, I didn’t find this out the hard way, it’s common sense, come on! So, in hopes of one day sending out scone kits to the masses, I need to start testing with dried, “packagable” fruit. My first attempt included Pineapples and Apples, I thought it was funny and could potentially taste good.
I still went the gluten-free route with almond flour and coconut oil, but this time I used 1 container of coconut yogurt and 1 egg. The result left the scones a little under moist, maybe higher yogurt content?
Still edible, those dried fruits gave the scones a tangy kick. You know, that tang that has one eye squinting, your mouth salivating and your lips puckered. Super cute face, I’m sure. Maybe one should eat these in a room by themselves to not scare their friends.
So, when I said that I’d post the recipe in the post earlier today, I meant, “I’l post my epic fail of what was supposed to be an awesome scone but really turned into burned crumbles of the idea of a scone.” Oops.
Burnt Chunky Hazelnut and Chocolate Scones
I mean, REALLY?
Sans the complete flatness and burned edges these actually tasted quite good. The boyfriend-roommate and I actually polished them all off. I warned him, “do not share with anyone else!” I was too embarrassed to let anyone try/see them. OMG.
This time around I tried almond flour; I have to admit that the kitchen was kind of warm so the mixture of that and coconut oil that wasn’t cold enough, are both contributing factors. I mean it’s about presentation too! I can’t make an ugly scones, ew.
These are definite “make-again” because the taste was chocolate and hazelnut, you really can’t go wrong – unless you burn them and turn them into pancakes. Not. Bitter. At. All.
Great start: Chop Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts and Chocolate
Enter: dark chocolate
Chunky Hazelnut and Chocolate Scones
Voila! (hand over face, peeking through middle and index finger, still can’t get over this)
I just had to share, it’s sometimes from our mistakes that we learn the best… here’s to learning! I need a glass of the pineapple wine…
mmm…all those cherries and walnuts
Mine consist of “car camping” at a place called Glory Hole. [insert snarky wussy camping or sexual joke, here] Yea, so that’s how my 31st birthday is going down. The upside of this unfortunate situation is that I’ll be “sipping” on some beers, enjoying heat and sun and hanging with a super fun group of people on a 3-day weekend!
The positives totally outweigh the negatives.
So, last weekend, I did a double whammy of scone baking. I made some normal so-so scones and then I made these Cherry and Walnut scones, which put the grapefruit and cardamom scones to shame. The beautiful part is they are gluten-free and dairy-free.
Consisting of oat flour, coconut oil, dried cherries and raw walnuts made them fluffy and crumbly.