Orange Cardamom Scones (Gluten Free)
220 grams almond flour
85 grams sugar
80 grams Potato starch
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ to 1 teaspoon (to taste) cardamom
1 ½ teaspoon orange zest
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon orange or lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350. Place dry ingredients (almond flour through orange zest) in a medium bowl. Cut butter into chunks and work into the dry ingredients until it is evenly dispersed and crumb-like. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and juice together. Fold this into the almond flour mixture until well combined. Using a scoop or spoon, drop the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 13-18 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 170 (turning pan once halfway through baking).
The base (everything minus the cardamom and orange zest) can be used with a variety of ingredients, i.e. cherry chocolate, lemon poppy seed, or whatever flavor combination your taste buds desire! Have fun and enjoy!
Parisian Hot Chocolate
2 Cups Whole Milk
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2 tablespoons brown sugar (or to taste)
Warm the milk on the stove and then whisk in the chocolate. Cook at a very low boil for around 3 minutes while whisking constantly. Remove from heat and add brown sugar to taste.
This can be made ahead and let sit for a few hours, just rewarm before serving. For a richer hot chocolate, use 1 cup heavy cream and one cup milk. For younger taste buds, milk chocolate can be substituted.