So I'm off to the market to buy a 3 1/2 pound chicken while you watch this.
There's a secret ingredient in his video, so I'm trying it now!
Easy Lemon Scones
For top of scones:
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1 tsp melted butter
- 1 enough sugar to lightly dust each scone
1/2 cup almonds soaked in water over night
2 cups cold water
2 dates chopped
1 tsp honey (or more if you like sweeter)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (real not imitation)
pinch of kosher salt
Strain the almonds from the soaking liquid and discard liquid. In a blender place the almonds, water, chopped dates, honey, vanilla and salt. Blend about 2 minutes on high speed. Strain through fine mesh sieve or 3-5 sheets of cheese cloth. Save the almond meal for another recipe. Shake well before serving. Keep refrigerated for 3-4 days.