Deliciously Ella's Lemon Scones
In the spirit of Easter, I figured that I would take some time this week to bake something festive but also healthy, while learning to master a new recipe. Luckily, earlier this week, Deliciously Ella’s Lemon Zest Scones tutorial popped up in my inbox (I subscribe to her Youtube channel), and since I love her philosophy and cooking style I had to watch it, and then test out the recipe for myself.
After work, I headed straight to the grocery store to pick up a few of the ingredients and got to work on these. Being that i’m not the most skilled person in the kitchen or baking department, I enjoyed this recipe because it was super easy, and took maybe 40 minutes for me from start to finish. The scones are also super light and gluten free, with very little added sugar which is always a bonus.
Image via deliciouslyella.com
Check out the steps and ingredients below!
Results: While I followed the recipe as closely as possible (used everything except the cloves and nutmeg), I found the scones to be a little bit on the dry side. I would probably recommend either adding more almond milk or reducing the amount of flour you use by a teeny bit. Oh, and don't skimp on the jam. This is an amazing recipe for Homemade Strawberry Jam that goes well with the scones!
- Take out of the oven as soon as the sides and top start to turn slightly brown. Leave them in any longer and you will overcook them and they’ll be super dry.
- These are not sweet at all. If you like your scones to be a bit sweeter, add more maple syrup!
- Fun fact: You can make your own oat flour by just grounding up oats in a food processor, or you can buy it at the grocery store if you don't have oats lying around. Same goes for making almond flour.