Hazelnut Cream Scones + Giveaway {Closed}

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I left work yesterday with a dark cloud above me, following me home. No literally- my phone sounded an alarm for a flash flood warning (scared the crap out of me!) as the sky just darkened over to a misty gray. I got home in the midst of lighting and thunder right before the sky ripped open and just sobbed all over the area.  I had planned on doing a nice DIY project outside to post for today, but the weather had other plans. What other choice did I have left but to bake? I decided to venture on making hazelnut cream scones.

Brandon ordered a box of 4 bags of hazelnut meal/flour online from Bob’s Red Mill, and it has been sitting in our pantry for over a month.  We bought it to try and make our own soy-free dairy-free version of Nutella, but it’s one of the many things we just haven’t gotten around to yet. There is however, a really delicious recipe on the back of the bag for hazelnut cream scones that required just the right amount of time and effort.

Recipe on the bag:
1 cup of hazelnut meal
1 cup of all purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs baking powder
1 cup of heavy cream chilled
1/2 cup currants

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I adapted the recipe a bit by replacing heavy cream with coconut milk, (therefore making this recipe vegan) changing the sugar quantity to a 1/4 cup, and using dried cranberries instead of currants. Last night I combined the dry ingredients together, measured out the coconut milk and set it aside in the fridge. When I woke up this morning I folded in the coconut milk, and rolled out the dough between 2 sheets of wax paper. Then I cut them to size and baked for approximately 12 minutes at 425 degrees.

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This was the perfect treat to eat for breakfast as the sun was rising over the cool breeze of the soggy morning leftover from last night’s storm. I loved having the door cracked open as I sipped my coffee and savored my scone. It is something everyone should experience!

That being said, I’d love for you to make your own hazelnut cream scones! I’m giving away a bag of hazelnut meal to 2 lucky readers. All you need to do is comment below (or on the Story Style Vision Facebook page) what you like to do during a thunder storm. The winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email by next Wednesday June 11th. Good luck!

There are 12 comments for this article
  1. Carolyn at 8:46 am

    Hide;) I’m the worst in thunderstorms!

  2. Caitlin at 8:50 am

    Online shop! I committed last night to buying a BEAUTIFUL vermillion red North/South Coach tote from a friend trying to downsize. I can’t wait to show it to you! But in the past I’ve Amazon-splurged on everything from batteries (after finding my flashlight didn’t work) to computer parts to video games to hair products.

  3. Jessie Z. at 9:17 am

    Get into my pjs and drink something warm! I’m loving these spring thunderstorms.

  4. Elizabeth at 1:23 pm

    I used to hide… now I just make sure Josh holds me! He likes to watch so it’s a win-win. 🙂

  5. iloveapplepie at 2:47 pm

    These sound so yummy! I love eating scones and I love baking them, too!! Great idea to have all the ingredients pre-measured the night before! And as for thunderstorms, I enjoy watching them while singing “I love a rainy night…”

  6. Ellyne Olson at 4:39 pm

    When I was younger, I was terrified of thunder and lightning. In the summer, when the windows were left open at night for a cool summer breeze and if it started to storm, (I lived on Long Island and it was humid) I woke up my younger sister to close them for us. Well, I did out grow it when I had my own babies and I did not want them to have the same fear I did. Now, I take out the candles, have some coffee and wait it out. These scones look scrumptious! And I bet they will go great with a cup of coffee. Nice job Mags! xoxo

  7. Dana at 4:52 pm

    I love to cuddle up under a blanket and watch it all come down 🙂

  8. Abi at 9:06 pm

    First I close all the storm windows so the rain doesn’t come in! Then I like to watch it with the boys and talk about what’s happening up in the sky.

  9. Presh at 2:26 pm

    I know this sounds oober lame but I usually sleep thru them. I used to be terrified of thunderstorms & couldn’t be alone during them but now I semi enjoy them 😉 & usually turn on some movies!

  10. 58Teresa at 6:58 am

    When I was little – snuggle down with my dog , if I could find her – she was Mire scared than me – with my babies – I’d pull all the plugs in the house, set up the oil lamps & read to them – now – I snuggle down with my dog. Circle of fear. Those scones are beautiful!

  11. Megan Callahan at 8:59 am

    Yum! I am definitely going to try these! I’m always looking for a gf df treat! My favorite thunderstorm activity is cuddling up in bed and reading or watching a show. Having my husband beside me an awesome bonus! Remember the huge storm we had new years when y’all visited? We miss you guys.