Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gluten Free, Low Carb - Lavender Mint Cream Scones

We are so excited to join some Tea Parties, this week! If you are visiting from a party below, Welcome!!

Afternoon Tea has always brought us great delight. 

Sophia and I have been sharing in this wonderful tradition for years. When life gets hectic, there is nothing quite like slowing down and sipping a warm velvety tea from a pretty cup while snacking on dainty delights. 

So, so good for the soul. 

This week I made some wonderful scones I would like to share. I incorporated two of my favorite flavor accents this time of year, lavender and mint! 
This was also the first time I made scones that were gluten free & lower carb. 

I was worried about texture and taste but I was pleasantly surprised! They baked up and tasted just like regular scones. 

Perfect for spring!

GF, Low Carb - Lavender Mint Cream Scones


2 cups almond flour*
1/2 cup coconut flour*
1/2 cup Stevia Brand Sugar Substitute 
1/4 cold salted butter
2 tsp dried lavender
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped mint
1/2 cup + 2 T cold heavy whipping cream
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 recipe for Sugar Glaze - see below


Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Set aside
Turn oven on at 425 degrees
In medium bowl, whisk flours and sugar.
Using pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until coarse and crumbly
Add lavender and mint, stir well. 

In small bowl combine 1/2 cup cream, egg, vanilla and whisk well. 
Add cream mixture to flour mixture and stir well to combine
Bring dough together with hands 
Add additional cream 1 T at a time until dough is uniform

Place dough on lightly floured surface and roll to 1/2 inch thick
Using 2 1/4 inch round cutters, cut 12 scones. 
If you don't have a cutter just shape scones into round 1/2 inch thick discs
Place on parchment paper and brush w/ remaining cream. 
Bake until edges are light golden brown approx 9-10 minutes
Remove scones to wire rack to cool. 
Drizzle w/ Sugar Glaze if desired

Sugar Glaze: combine 1 cup powdered sugar to 4 T whole milk (we skipped this step opting for fewer calories, less sugar) 

*If you don't want to make them gluten free, substitute 2 cups self rising flour

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Also sharing with these special parties:
Rose Chintz Cottage
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Pint Sized Baker - Two Cup Tuesday
The Charm of Home
Show & Tell Friday


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Trish, what a lovely tradition for you and Sophia, to have tea in the afternoon. There's just something about a cup tea. It's like a warm hug! Your scones look wonderful and perfect with your pretty, new teacup. You and Spohia share such a sweet bond, that I so admire.
Happy weekend to you!
Thanks for your visit to my blog. xo

Paula said...

So happy you had a chance to slow down and take time with each other. Very well deserved. Love you both to the moon and back. Can't wait to see you!

Amy said...

Oh we will be checking these out! Thinking of you and Sophia constantly - hope you are enjoying those soul-soothing moments with tea and scones!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Trish,
What a darling teacup from your mom! I love it too, especially the shape! Your scones look so pretty with bits of lavender in them. I bet they were wonderful with tea. I'm so glad you could join me for tea this week. Happy Memorial Day and have a beautiful week.


Ruth W said...

Hi Trish....around here in Sequim Lavender is a big deal...20 lavender farms in a 30 mile radius! I love lavender scones and yours look wonderful. I love your darling teacup...especially with the family connection. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Margie said...

What a pretty teacup! I especially like its aqua colour and lusterware quality.

Zaa said...

Whats teatime without scones..but your are so special... Thanks for this super recipe.... It goes well with that charming little cup...and isn't it wonderful to share this teatime tradition with your daughter...BRAVO for taking the time for togetherness....Hugs

Jennifer Tammy said...

Wow these look divine! Pinning these to make later, that combination of lavender and mint has me so excited!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Thank you for the recipe. We will have to try them. We have mint and lavender growing in the garden. xoox Su

Rattlebridge Farm said...

While these scones were baking, the aroma must have been heavenly! They look delicious, too, and your teacup is beautiful.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

While the scones were baking, the aroma must have been heavenly! They look delicious, and your teacup is so delicate and pretty.

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