Gather (our NEW cookbook) is just about to go to print (YAY FINALLY!!) So we wanted to get the “teaser” recipes going so that you will of course want to buy the book 🙂 This recipe is one of my favorites in the book. We made these scones for our Tea Party themed menu, because scones go so perfectly with tea of course! This menu was also one of the easiest to organize and photograph, as well as one of the most fun. As a child, I always wanted to go to a fancy tea party, dressed up in a party dress with jewels and white gloves. I never really got to live out my tea party fantasy as a little girl, so it was really special that we were able to really have fun for this shoot with two of my cousins and their two friends.
The little girls had a blast, and were cheesing it up for the camera as we had hoped. They were the perfect little models we needed for the day. They were patient, and kind (no diva attitudes whatsoever) and ultimately were very grateful that we wanted to include them in this special project. They sipped their gingersnap tea with pinkies high, smiled and giggled as they passed scones and zucchini bread, and they made an effort to taste everything we made.
We made two different types of scones for Gather, both using the same base, but different flavorings. This is great information for you to know, because if you love scones but are dying to try say a chocolate chip flavor for example, then you can use our recipe and omit one or two flavorings and add in any others you may desire. I must say though that ours are fantastic and you should absolutely make the recipe as is! Only sweetened with two tablespoons of maple syrup, they are not very sweet, so we really loved enjoying them with some apple butter.
You don’t need to have a tea party to enjoy these scones, but we highly recommend that you do!
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These look delicious. Can you use coconut flour or something else for arrowroot flour? I can’t have arrowroot and wondered if there is something else that would help thicken the dough.
How about orange zest AND dried cranberries at the same time? yum!
@eajones- you can try the coconut flour, but I’d suggest tapioca flour if you can’t use arrowroot.
Can you suggest a substitution for the almond flour (maybe coconut flour)? Due to a tree nut allergy I can’t use almond flour, but would love to make these. Thanks!
I’ve been around the world a few times but fairly new to Paleo. I’ve been doing the Paleo Restarts for 3 months. Today I made the scones for breakfast and I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven. A lot of recipes look good but when the time comes to sample they are a disappointment. But these are just delicious and I will make them again very soon. Thanks! Nancy N