Tuesday, 25 June 2013

English Scones (SCD & Paleo)

I LOVE scones.  I have wonderful memories of my mum making them for us when I was a child.

So, making a recipe that was SCD friendly was very important. :)

I started with this Basic Scone recipe from Taste and have adapted from there.

English Scones.

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield:  10-12

3 cups almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup coconut oil 
1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk  See note below.
1 egg (for glazing)

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350F)
  • Mix flour and baking soda together in a bowl.
  • Rub coconut oil into the flour with your fingertips.
  • Add almond milk and mix well.
  • Sprinkle more almond flour onto a board and lightly knead the dough.  It will be wetter and more fragile than traditional scone dough.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll dough to 3-4cm thickness. (about 1 1/2 inches).
  • Use a 5cm scone cutter to cut out rounds from the dough, then re-roll to cut out more from the remaining dough.
  • Place scones on a baking tray which has been covered with baking paper.
  • Lightly beat the egg then use a pastry brush to brush onto tops of scones.
  • Bake in 180 degree Celsius (350F) oven for 15 mins until risen and golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve warm with jam. :) 
Some people have had difficulty with this recipe.  It works perfectly with homemade almond milk made with 1 cup of soaked almonds processed with 2 cups of water, then strained through a nut bag.  Other almond milks may be too thin to hold the mixture together.

UPDATE:   Since posting this, I've learned how to make jam without added sugar - perfect for these scones.  Click here for the recipe. :)
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  1. Oh my gosh! I think I love you! I've been looking for a traditional scone recipe for the last three years; thank you so much.

    1. My pleasure and thank you for the encouragement. Hope you love them! xx

  2. Made them today and they are brilliant! The kids and I loved them. Thanks!

    1. Yay! I'm so pleased! Thanks for letting me know- you've made my day. :)

  3. Hi Deb, I just came across your website and your recipe for scones. I just finished pulling a batch out of the oven. They are heavenly. Mine seem to a little too moist, they are rather crumbly. I will probably reduce the milk a little next time. THANK YOU!

    1. Hi Lyne, so glad you like them and thanks for the feedback. I think I need to post my almond milk recipe as that may be why yours were more moist. I make my almond milk quite rich (1 cup nuts to 2 cups of water).
      Thanks for letting us know.

  4. These are fantastic! I love how they've risen!

  5. These are just brilliant! I made a batch the day I was shown this page. My kids are in heaven. I made some instant jam to go with it and they made me get out the good china so we could have our first *real* afternoon tea since changing to GAPS.
    Thank you so much :)

    1. How wonderful! So glad you're enjoying a tea party. :)

  6. Thanks for this as I am not strictly Paleo but am gluten free as I have an intolerance to wheat. I come from Devon, England and miss scones. I do intend to make them. My only problem is not having clotted cream any more as to me that is proper cream. Though I may be naughty and have it as an occasional treat. Best wishes