References: ºThe Art and Science of Foodpairing: 10,000 Flavour Matches That Will Transform the Way You Eat – Peter Coucquyt, Bernard Lahousse, Johan Langenbick
ºThe Flavour Thesaurus – Niki Segnit
Scones are made for autumn days. The trick to good scones is not to overmix them.
Pre heat oven at 200ºC
Mix all dry ingredients. Once well mixed, add the oil tbsp by tbsp and mix well with a fork.
In a different bowl mix all wet ingredients and whisk well. Start adding them to the dry ingredients slowly, at the same time you mix the dough. You might not use the whole quantity of the liquid. You are looking for a humid dough, but now sticky or runny.
If it’s too wet, add 1 tbsp of oat flour. If it’s too dry continue to add more of the liquids’ mix.
Once you are happy with your dough’s consistency, put it on a clean surface. Sprinkle some flour on the surface before adding the dough and start spreading the dough to until you have a dough with 3 cm in height.
With a glass or a round cookie cutter, cut the dough and add the circles to an oven tray, previously greased.
With a cooking brush, paint a little bit more of olive or coconut oil on top and sprinkle some of the sugar.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dough is golden. After those 15 minutes have passed, crank the oven up to 230ºC for 3-5 more minutes, checking them the whole time so they don’t burn.
Let cool, cut in half and enjoy with butter, clotted cream, jam, ghee, yoghurt, or any other spread you fancy.
Heavenly, and vibrant dessert that will excite you beyond imagination.
FOR THE CURD:
FOR THE CRUST:
Add the almond flour and coconut oil to a food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs. Add the maple syrup and mix well, if needed water until the dough sticks together when pressed between fingers.
Place the dough in the pie dishes and press evenly to the bottom and up the sides.
Place in the oven at 200ºC for 15 minutes.
Let cool completely before adding the curd.
Grab a pan and start warming it up.
Place the oats, nuts and omega 3 seed mix and toast them a little bit.
Add the coconut shreds and cacao, and mix well.
Add the honey and continue mixing until everything is incorporated.
Turn the heat off and let cool for 2 minutes.
Enjoy with a bowl of yoghurt and fruit