In 2006 my cousin Polly and I traveled to Ireland from New York to attend a U2 concert. We stayed in Malahide, a quaint seaside town near Dublin.
We both fondly remember eating the most amazing scones, served with clotted cream & strawberry jam at the most lovely cafe in town.
3 cups almond flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup low carb sweetener (1/4 tsp pure monk fruit)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp orange zest
1 tsp orange extract
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tbsp heavy cream
for the glaze:
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
2 tbsp sweetener
In one bowl mix your dry ingredients to fully combine. In a second bowl, whisk the wet ingredients. Mix them both together with a wooden spoon until you form a dough.
I sprinkled a little bit more of the almond flour onto a board to help me shape the dough. Cut into 8 wedges & place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 till golden brown.
Makes 8 scones. You can cut them smaller if you like.
To make the glaze, in a small pot melt the butter and cream cheese together, whisking them till completely combined and smooth. Add in your sweetener.
Spoon on the glaze while it is warm & allow it to cool. Serve with some sugar free jam!
I stored them in the fridge because of the cream cheese glaze so that they would not spoil. The next day when I wanted another one, I loosely wrapped it in parchment and reheated it in the oven for a few minutes. Perfect!