Almond & Raspberry Scones (GF)

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The Great British Bake Off is BACK ladies n gents!

If ya couldn’t tell already, I absolutely LOVE The Great British Bake Off. It is probs one of the only programmes I will follow religiously on the telly box each year. I have always kiiinddda been tempted to apply, maaaaaaaaaaybe next year (I say this every year, lol).

Last year was definitely one of my faves, mostly due to the absolute babe Nadiya Hussain whose acceptance speech made me (and everyone else in the country) weep from our arm chairs –

“I’m never gonna put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never gonna say I can’t do it. I’m never gonna say ‘maybe’. I’m never gonna say, ‘I don’t think I can.’ I can and I will.”

YAS Nadiya, all the feels and even more #GirlBoss power. I bladdy love it. Also, can you think of anyone more of a girl boss than Mary Berry? She just oozes sass.

To celebrate the first day and get ya excited for 7 weeks of baking antics, I thought I would kick things off with a batch of scones. Obvs gluten free using ground almonds (Inspired by Pearl and Groove) with addition of fresh creme friache and sharp, fresh raspberries. That are completely GF, include no butter or sugar, so pretty damn good for ya AND they taste beaut.

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I wish I could share them with you, we have SO many to gobble! Not that I’m complaining.

If you fancy giving them a whirl, here’s what you will need:

300g ground almonds

2 tsps baking powder

2 fl oz coconut oil (gently melted) I use the Pura coconut blend from Sainsbury’s

1 tbsp honey

2 large free range eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

Raspberry jam, fresh raspberries and creme friache / coconut cream / whateva ya like to slap on top.

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Pre-heat your over to gas mark 6.

Kick things off by mixing up all the dry ingredients (almonds, baking powder) I used my food processor.

Add in your wet ingredients (oil, eggs, vanilla) and mix till combined.

Dust a surface with a smidge more ground almonds and plop your mixture on top, gently but pretty quickly pad down the mixture then cut into rounds that are around 3cm thick.

Transfer them to a baking paper lined tray and stick in the oven for around 25 minutes.

For the topping I smooshed raspberries and swirled them into some creme friache as a light alternative.

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They were there…

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Now they’re scone!

Had to be done.

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  • Kivevi

    And they look scrumptious… I’ll definitely give them a try! Thanks!

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    • They taste so good as well, really pleased with how they turned out! Let me know what you think if you try em out :) enjoy! Immy x

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Oh my gosh, Immy! They look so good (and very Instagrammable too!). I’ve heard about the British Bake Off a dozen times for the past few years but never actually watched it. Might give it a go in the future! x

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    • Thank you Ashley! :) SO instagrammable, s’all about the Kikki.K wrapping paper backgrounds! Oooooooh YAS watch it tonight, you will absolutely love it! Immy x

  • This looks totally delicious! I love GBBO too and actually, I loved Nadiya’s program that was on right after, EVEN more! She is so sweet!

    • Yeeeesss I loved her program too, it was so lovely – so are here family! Who is your fave contender in GBBO so far? Mine is Selasi, such a cool guy haha! Immy x

  • These look great! Scones are literally the hardest thing to make so it’s nice to know there is hope for gluten free bakers to succeed haha.

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    • Oh ma ghaaddddd it took me ages to get it right! So many trials and errors but I think I have finally nailed it, I think keeping things simple is the best way! Immy x

  • Chatter Box

    These sound amazing! Will totally be giving these a go, although I’m not so good with the baking! Haha! Love the fact they are gluten free too :)

    Love, ChattaBox
    x

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    • Aaaaaaaah yes do give them a go lovely lady, they are so good – especially if you are GF! Thank you for stopping by :) Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    These look amazing! Incredible pictures too love! <3

    Hayley xo
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    • Thank you my love, I was so proud of them even though it took me so many attempts! Bladdy GF baking haha! Immy x

  • Rhiannon

    Oh my days these look absolutely incredible. Been craving scones for weeks now (impossible to find outside of Europe) and this post is definitely not helping haha!

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    • They were awesome, thank you Rhiannon! :) Oh no, I bet – I crave them so much, it is really difficult to find GF ones especially! Hope you get your hands on some soon! Immy x

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