Featured Scone:

Pineapple-Apple Scones

Pineapple-Apple

Pineapple-Apple

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.

Pineapple-Apple

Pineapple-Apple

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?

Pineapple-Apples Scones

Pineapple-Apples Scones

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.

Pineapple-Apple Scones

Pineapple-Apple Scones

Epic Fail

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

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.

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts

Great start: Chop Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts and Chocolate

Hazelnuts and Chocolate

Enter: dark chocolate

Chunky Hazelnut and Chocolate Scones

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

 

 

Scones: Cherry and Walnut

mmm...all those cherries and walnuts

mmm…all those cherries and walnuts

Weekend plans?

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.

cherry walnut scone 2

cherry walnut scone 3