Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gluten Free Scones for Beltane

I'd usually make oat cakes for Beltane, but GF oats are now ~ $4- a # - yikes!! So for our dance tonight, I decided on scones.

I found the inspration for these on-line last summer, when my Red Hat group was going out for tea, & the hostess said she could do every course except 'you'll have to forgo the scones!'
Loving scones, I decided to do a bit of sluthing, & found this recipe. It quickly became a favorite - scones are one of those 'quick & easy' breads that are perfect for GF baking.

Gluten Free Scones
1 C favorite GF flour mix (I use a basic 'brown rice'potato starch/tapioca flour mix)
3/4 C sorghum flour
1/4 C coconut flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder (aluminum free)
1/4 tsp baking soda
~ 3 Tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
(1/2 tsp garam masala spice mix, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, & ~ 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger - optional)
1/4 tsp xanthan gum (not absoulutely necessary in 'quick bread' recipes)
3 Tbsp cold butter, sliced fine, & 3 Tbsp coconut oil

cut the oil/butter into the sifted/stirred flour mix
add 1/2 C nuts &/or 1/2 C dried raisins or other dried fruit (chopped)

mix together:
3/4 C coconut milk or C milk kefir
1 egg (we just use the whites, as my daughter's sensitive)

Add wet to dry ingredients, & gently knead, then roll & cut into 8 wedges, or pat into wedges or rounds (I pat into ~ 10 - 12 wedges) I bake on a clay baking sheet, so put them on the cold sheet, & heat the oven as they're cooking.

400* for 12 - 20 minutes - I stick them with a toothpick @ 12 min, & ~ every 5 min till it comes out clean.

Enjoy!! & happy Beltane!


Dia said...

These were a hit - all were gone quickly! I'm intrigued at how quickly the GF goodies I bring to potlucks etc DO get snapped up - I don't label them (unless I know other folks at the event avoid gluten) - whole grain snacks I've brought in the past weren't as well received!
Now, I'm asked 'did you bring these??' & as soon as I answer, it's on the plate! Fun!

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Maria S said...

Yum...I've tried to find a good gluten-free scones recipe! Thanks for stopping by my Cuddle Bug Kids blog. I plan to post some more ice cream tips this summer :)

Dia said...

& your ice cream would be so good with warm scones!!
I just used my 1/2 pint ice cream maker & made rhubarb/raisin & coconut milk kefir ice cream - with a touch of honey, a Tbsp carob, & sprinkle of cinnamon & tsp of kaluah - yummy!! It's one of those where you freeze the insert, then crank the handle every couple of minutes - simple & delish! Now, if I only had some of the scones to go with. . .
I cook a batch of rhubarb, & add ~ 1/4 C raisins - have been using that mix in my AM smoothies.

Serena said...

Thanks for the recipe...I love scones! YUM!

Gina said...

Dia -

I didn't realize you had posted this on your blog until I was looking through the post today and saw the link. Thanks for linking back! I like how you mixed your own flours for this. I bet the flavor was pretty good. I'm glad they were a hit!