Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme {Gluten Free}

Sweet, savory, light and fluffy with hints of creaminess make these Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme the perfect weekend treat.

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I love scones, and I will admit I don’t eat them as often as I would like.  They are the perfect blank canvas to create delicious master pieces.  Think about it you can mix, and match an unlimited amount of flavors to create the perfect one.  The recipe for these Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme actually came to me the other morning.  I was looking in the fridge staring at the goat cheese I had purchased, and it made me think of my time spent in Greece.  While I was in Greece we visited this adorable little goat dairy farm where they had fresh goats milk, cheese, yogurt and of course ice cream!  I remembered how amazing the goat milk paired with the cherries and almonds.  It was divine; if you ever have a chance to have goats milk ice cream DO IT! Long story short I took everything I liked about the ice cream, and rolled it into the scone then balanced it out with a bit of thyme make it savory.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend

1 Stick Butter, cold and sliced into tablespoons

1/3 Cup Sugar

2 Eggs

1/3 Cup Almond Milk or whatever milk you prefer

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1/2 Cup Dried Cherries

1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds

1/2 Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled

2 Tablespoons Fresh Thyme

1/4 Cup Honey for drizzling if desired

 

Pre-heat the oven to 400*

Using a food processor pulse the four and cold butter together.  If you don’t have a food processor you can also use a pastry cutter or even a fork it just takes a bit longer.  The key is to keep the butter cold, so it will create little pockets of goodness when it bakes.

Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme {Gluten Free}

Once the butter and flour are combined pour it into a medium bowl; add the sugar, salt and baking powder.  Next add all of the wet ingredients; the dough will form a sticky ball.  Add the yummy mix-ins (if you wanted a lighter scone you can also chop the almonds to a finer texture but I like the bite). As you can see below lighting was not my friend the day I made these, sorry for the terrible pic of the mix ins.  I’ve learned to just roll with it especially when its a cold rainy day.

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Using a bit of gluten-free flour blend dust a cookie sheet or pizza pan and then turn the dough onto the surface.  Get a little more of the gluten-free flour blend on your hands and gently pat the dough so that its about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut the dough into triangles or whatever shape you like using a knife or pizza cutter.  Bake in the oven at 400* for about 25-30 min.

Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme Rolled Out

Remove from the oven and baste the hot scones with a bit of melted butter.  I like to serve mine with a bit of honey which I have heated on the stove with some fresh thyme.  Thyme infused honey is the perfect addition to these Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme.

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Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme {Gluten Free}
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Recipe type: Scone
Cuisine: Scottish
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Serves: 12
 
Sweet, savory, light and fluffy with hints of creaminess make these Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme the perfect weekend treat.
Ingredients
  • 1¾ Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1 Stick Butter, cold and sliced into tablespoons
  • ⅓ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ⅓ Cup Almond Milk or whatever milk you prefer
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ Cup Dried Cherries
  • ½ Cup Slivered Almonds
  • ½ Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Thyme
  • ¼ Cup Honey for drizzling if desired
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400*
  2. Using a food processor pulse the four and cold butter together. If you don't have a food processor you can also use a pastry cutter or even a fork it just takes a bit longer. The key is to keep the butter cold, so it will create little pockets of goodness when it bakes.
  3. Once the butter and flour are combined pour it into a medium bowl; add the sugar, salt and baking powder. Next add all of the wet ingredients; the dough will form a sticky ball. Add the yummy mix-ins (if you wanted a lighter scone you can also chop the almonds to a finer texture but I like the bite).
  4. Using a bit of gluten-free flour blend dust a cookie sheet or pizza pan and then turn the dough onto the surface. Get a little more of the gluten-free flour blend on your hands and gently pat the dough so that its about ½ inch thick. Cut the dough into triangles or whatever shape you like using a knife or pizza cutter. Bake in the oven at 400* for about 25-30 min.
  5. Remove from the oven and baste the hot scones with a bit of melted butter. I like to serve mine with a bit of honey which I have heated on the stove with some fresh thyme. Thyme infused honey is the perfect addition to these Cherry Almond Scones with Goat Cheese and Thyme.

 

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