It amuses my husband to no end to hold his pinky finger in the air as he eats these and adopt a (truly) horrible accent and ask for tea. With a spot of cream.
He's so jerky sometimes…but Lordy, it does make me laugh.
So, scones. They sound ridiculously fancy, don't they? So foreign and pretty and faintly pretentious. Not so pretentious that you have to roll your eyes and sneer- that's a whole different level of pretentiousness. Just…that level that's vaguely arty and moderately grandiose.
I mean, come on. The Queen eats scones (or at least, she should). All the cool literary characters sit around their fires eating scones with a fancy Devonshire cream or clotted cream, chatting with delightful upper-crust British accents.
I always wanted to be a cool literary character with a delightful accent.
This is about the closest I'll get, I'm afraid. But these are so good, I've decided I can be content with that.
These scones are super-easy to make. Combine the ingredients, knead them together briefly, pat them out, cut and bake. Then enjoy…preferrably with some clotted cream (or at least a good dollop of butter- cause butter is good on nearly everything!) and a spot of tea and a fun accent.
Chip-Chip Cheerio (and all that good stuff)!
Orange Chocolate Chip Scones
2 cups blanched almond flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon orange zest
3 tablespoons honey
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, chips and zest
In a smaller bowl, combine egg and honey
Mix wet ingredients into dry
Knead dough with hands if necessary to ensure proper distribution of ingredients
Form dough into a circle that is about ½-inch in thick
Using a metal baking spatula transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes