Meyer Lemon Curd Scones

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Curd Scones

I embarked on my gluten free scone adventures last year and ended up with Scookies, which are wonderful for certain purposes like using them as a sandwich for yummy preserves or jam.  My real goal though was to get to a point where I could replicate my all time favorite scone, the Peets Coffee & Tea Lemon Curd Scone. Armed with a brand new scone pan (thanks mom!) and more baking experience, I finally hit it out of the park with this recipe. My hubby ranked it up there with Picadillo, which I'm pretty sure he would eat every day if I made it. The crumb of this scone was perfect and the meyer lemon flavor was so fantastic I felt it was unnesseary to top with more lemon curd.


Meyer Lemon Curd Scones

280 grams all purpose gluten free flour
100 grams almond flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
6 oz plain sheep milk yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 cup meyer lemon curd
1/2 cup cold butter
2 tbsp meyer lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a scone pan.
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl) combine the dry ingredients and whisk together.
In a medium bowl combine the yogurt, eggs, and curd and whisk together. Set aside.
Cut the butter into small 1/2 inch squares and add to the stand mixer bowl.
Using the paddle attachment, mix the cold butter and the dry ingredients until they resemble small crumbles.
Add the wet ingredients and mix together.
Add the lemon zest and mix into the dough.
Drop the dough into your scone pan. (I used a mini scone pan and put about 2 heaping tablespoons of dough into each triangle.)
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the edges and tops of the scone have browned.
Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before removing from pan.

Makes about 16 mini scones.