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Sunday 21 July 2019

Low Carb Scones : Devonshire Tea : Devon A Beautiful UK County

Visit Devon in the South West UK and you may want to stay forever! It's a stunning county of great contrasts, with two beautiful coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s so much to see and do. From historic cities, to family-friendly beaches, tiny pebbled coves, wild and windswept bays with stunning views, and glorious green countryside The food is delicious too from Devon Crab to a wonderful Devonshire Cream Tea.

Talking of which I recently came across a wonderful low carb recipe on Karen's KETohh blog, she writes it's a Diabetic Recipe, also gluten free, Keto, LCHF. 

Karen says; "a sugar free and low carb life does not mean missing out on great tasting food such as these Low Carb Scones. I just want to clarify that this scone recipe is to make scones that go with jam and cream, otherwise known as Devonshire tea.

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.

When you look at the recipe ingredients feel free to switch out the Greek yogurt for sour cream if you wish or need to. Please note that the key to shaping these scones is in letting the dough rest for 10 minutes before shaping, so that the little amount of coconut flour used in the recipe thickens it up and enables you to cut out the scones. Minimalize your handling of the dough to keep these as light as possible. Bring any scraps of dough gently back together to cut out the last few scones. 

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."

12 scones
250 grams almond meal/ flour
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
Pinch salt
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.
Nutritional Information

Serving: 1 scone
Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 19.1g | Fibre: 2.1g
Original recipe and more can be seen here

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

picturesque Devon country cottage - Devon images from google

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


CJ Kennedy said...

I'm saving this recipe! Thanks for the armchair tour of Devon. That cottage is so pretty

Jo said...

Yes, Devon is a beautiful county and I'm quite partial to a Devon cream tea too, yum.

My name is Erika. said...

What beautiful looking country. I have never had Devonshire tea and I would love to try it. I would try your scones (but am allergic to almonds) but I would try those otherwise. They look really yummy. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Tom said...

...I can see why I would want to stay for a while.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Oh those pictures make me want to hop on a plane right now! And scones - be still my heart! -Jenn

Valerie-Jael said...

Devon is indeed a beautiful place. And those scones sound great. Valerie

Miss Val's Creations said...

Devon looks picture perfect! I could envision myself living in that cottage! These treats look delicious.

Sandi said...

Beautiful scenery, delicious food!

happyone said...

Devon is beautiful!! That picture is breathtaking!!

Snowbird said...

You have me wanting to visit Devon, that cottage is absolutely

carol l mckenna said...

Love scones and what a great recipe ~thanks, ^_^

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Mary Kirkland said...

I've never had a scone before but it sounds good so thanks for the recipe.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you.
My English mama spent a lot of time in Devon as a child and loved it. She was partial to scones too.

Rain said...

Such a beautiful place. :) Those scones look really delicious!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Devon is gorgeous! And the cream teas are divine. I no longer choose to have them so I will definitely will be trying this recipe. Thank you so much, Jan!

angryparsnip said...

Devon looks beautiful and I would love to visit. The information on the area sound perfect.
I will try to make the scones when Daughter comes over.

Carola Bartz said...

Oh, I love a Devonshire tea - so delicious! I visited Devonshire many many years ago (in the 80s) and I loved it. Such a beautiful and peaceful area. That cottage looks exactly like Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's wife).

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an incredible countryside. The photo showed how beautiful the area must be.

I made scones once, but I've never seen clotted cream here in the states. My scones turned out "OK," but they probably would have been much better if I'd had clotted cream. It all looks lovely, too.

baili said...

Dear Jan you visited incredibly beautiful are , sounds perfect for summer trip

never tried scone though grandma and mom made sometimes

this one sounds easy recipe ,will definite try it thank you for sharing

Sue said...

Oh I love a nice cream tea, jam first then cream on top 😉 I've stashed this recipe away too. Neil has been to see a new diabetic dietitian today and she was definitely more open minded about a low carb regime than his last one, so hopefully the word is getting out there! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Teresa said...

Devon se ve precioso y los bollos riquísimos. Besitos.

Sally said...

Having never even seen a picture of a scone; I just may have to try the recipe. Thank you, Jan.

Beautiful country side. :)

NatureFootstep said...

Lovely landscape and cottage :)

Lee said...

I've not made scones in ages...nor have I had any...time to change the status quo, I do declare!

Helen said...

No visit to the English countryside is complete without indulging in a Cream Tea, outdoors under a huge tree.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm not big on scones...but I've been big in the family genealogy lately...and would love to visit the Cranfield area where my Wheelers originated. And drop by Devon afterward.

Carol Blackburn said...

Love me some scones. I just had to share your blog with my FB low carb followers. I hope that's ok.

Lowcarb team member said...

Carol Blackburn said...
Love me some scones. I just had to share your blog with my FB low carb followers. I hope that's ok

Hello Carol, many thanks for our comment.
Yes, we are all for sharing low carb/keto news and great recipes :)
Enjoy the rest of your week.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

when we lived in England our neighbor was from Wales and she would make some awesome scones, this post has brought some great memories back to mind!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for sharing my scone recipe. I hope you enjoy them if you get around to making them. Recipes like this make life more enjoyable for diabetics, and anyone following a low carb or keto way of eating.
From Sydney Australia....
Karen x

Lowcarb team member said...

Unknown said...
Thanks so much for sharing my scone recipe. I hope you enjoy them if you get around to making them. Recipes like this make life more enjoyable for diabetics, and anyone following a low carb or keto way of eating.
From Sydney Australia....
Karen x

Hello Karen, lovely to see your comment here, thank-you.
I totally agree this lovely recipe of yours (and the others on your site) help make life more enjoyable for diabetics and those who choose to live a LCHF / Keto lifestyle.

If our readers would like a reminder of your site … it can be found here

Thanks again Karen,

Thanks also to all who take time to comment, it is lovely to receive, read and share your comments.

All the best Jan

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Nice county, make you want to visit it and enjoy the environment, the recipe as all very interesting, I take note.
Happy weekend.
Best regards