Delicious, nutritious and sugar free, these scones go perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. Dress them up and serve them to impress your guests or simply have a couple of these delicious scones for morning or afternoon tea (yes please) served with butter and jam. This recipe is ideal for anyone generally trying to reduce the carbs and sugar in their life. It’s a great recipe also for diabetics, celiacs, those with gluten intolerance, and for anyone following a low carb, Keto or LCHF way of eating.
Serve these simply with butter and some Sugar Free Strawberry Chia Jam Spread or Raspberry Chia Jam Spread, or add some whipped cream for the perfect Devonshire Tea. These scones will last for 2-3 days stored in an airtight container but are also suitable for freezing as long as they are in an airtight bag. To freshen the scones or heat them up, simply microwave for a few seconds. You can also heat them in a low to moderate oven for about 5 minutes, taking care not to brown too much.
I hope you enjoy these … if you’ve never experienced Devonshire Tea and give these a try, then you are in for an wonderful experience."
2 tablespoon coconut flour
½ cup Greek yoghurt or sour cream
1 large egg
50 grams melted butter cooled
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F Fan Forced
2. Mix dry ingredients together till well blended, ensuring baking powder and soda are well mixed.
3. Add remaining ingredients and mix gently till combined.
4. Important- Leave sit for 10 mins to enable dough to thicken slightly.
5. Shape gently with hands on baking paper so that it the dough is about 3-4 cms./1.5 " thick. Using a small scone cutter (or champagne glass) cut into 12 scones. Scoop the dough gently back together, to cut the last few scones
6. Bake at 180 C/350 C fan forced for about 12-14 minutes or till cooked.
7. You can brush the tops of the scones with butter or egg just prior to baking to brown slightly but it isn't necessary.
8. Note that I don't add sweetener to this recipe because I always serve them with jam and cream. You could add a tiny amount if you wished to and some vanilla extract, but keep it to a minimum.
9. Always minimize your handling of the dough so keep them as light as possible.
10. Cut cooked scones in half with a really sharp serrated knife to serve, as they don't have any gluten in them they are a bit more fragile than normal scones.
11. If you wish to reheat or freshen scones, zap in the microwave for a few seconds or heat in a low to moderate oven for about 5 minutes.
The above recipe use 'low carb flour' and if you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question. Of course you may also be interested, or want to know more about them. If that is the case then Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good guide, and you can read it here
All the best Jan