THE CONFECTIONIST: ORANGE CHOCOLATE SCONES

Monday, January 31, 2011

ORANGE CHOCOLATE SCONES

I came across a great recipe from Elana's Pantry for Orange Chocolate Scones. I was a little hesitant as the recipe called for almond four and agave nectar for sweetening. Don't forget that this was my first attempt at using alternative, natural, ingredients when baking. To my utmost delight, these scones turned out to be sensationally aromatic and delicious—you'd never know that butter was omitted from the mix. These guiltless scones are perfect for breakfast or anytime you're craving something sweet and delicious! On an even better note, they are easy to make!




Gluten Free Orange Chocolate Scones:

2 cups blanched almond flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (the recipe calls for dark chocolate chips, but I used Callebaut milk chocolate chips)
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 egg
3 tablespoons agave nectar

1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, chips and zest
2. In a smaller bowl, combine egg and agave
3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
4. Knead dough with hands if necessary to ensure proper distribution of ingredients
5. Form dough into a circle that is about ½-inch in thick
6. Cut dough like a pizza, into 8 slices
7. Using a metal baking spatula transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet
8. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes
9. Serve

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