Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom

Well, she did it. My awesome Mum completed all 26.2 miles of the New York Marathon. It was emotional for all and we are so proud of her. I’m still recovering from our New York trip, trying to beat this jet lag but mostly giving into it and having a few lazy days with much tea. There will be a full NYC post up shortly, so more about it then.

For now, I’ll leave you to enjoy these fragrant scones that I knocked up a couple of weeks ago. They come together quickly and are packed full of aromatic flavours that take me back to our time in Sri Lanka. Lightly spiced, with a subtle hint of sweetness from the cardamom. Just the ticket for sleepy mealtimes.  Happy Monday ya’ll.

Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom // roughmeasures.com

Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom // roughmeasures.com

Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom // roughmeasures.com

Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom (v) 

Recipe adapted from Will Frolic For Food

INGREDIENTS:

200g spelt flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 green chilli
¼ tsp freshly ground cardamom pods (the seeds from about 3-4 pods should be enough)
3 tbsp (¼ cup) melted coconut oil
pinch Himalayan pink rock salt
125ml hot water

 

METHOD

Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4 / 175 C

Cut open the cardamom pods and grind the seeds in a pestle and mortar.

Finely chop and de-seed the chilli.

In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients and the chopped chilli.

Add in the melted coconut oil and hot water, mix to form a dough. Add more water if needed.

Roll out dough about ¾ inch thick. Using a cutter cut out circles and place them on a lined baking tray

Bake in oven for 20-25 mins, turning halfway through, until lightly golden on top

Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom // roughmeasures.com

 

Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom // roughmeasures.com

Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom // roughmeasures.com

Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom // roughmeasures.com

14 thoughts on “Chilli Scones with Turmeric and Cardamom

  1. Congratulations to your mum! I’ve been baking with turmeric lately, it adds such a wonderful earthy flavour doesn’t it?

    1. Hey Rach, thank you! Yeah, gotta love the bright yellow it gives to everything. Handy hint though, don’t wear your favourite white tshirt whilst handling it!

      1. I only have one white top, so I definitely avoid that! I use ground turmeric occasionally on my face if i have angry spots, good for reducing the inflammation a bit, I have to be super careful when applying that! *splat*

  2. I love the flavour combination of these scones! And in response to your comment about not wearing your favourite white shirt while cooking with turmeric… I’ve stained way too many things. I love turmeric way too much to give it up, though! So glad to hear your mum completed the marathon. That is incredible, you all must be so proud!! xo

  3. Well done that lady! Your Mum must be so proud of herself!

    These scones also look AMAZING. I don’t cook with turmeric any where near enough – and I certainly don’t exploit any of its other uses either so I really am missing out. This is a great recipe to get me cooking with this wonderful spice again.

    1. She’s just about recovered now, and I think the proud-ness is slowly sinking in! I think turmeric is such an underrated spice, it’s so wonderful 🙂

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