Delicious Gluten Free Irish Fruit Scones

Posted on May 25 2013 - 1:29pm by NaomiKathreen

sconesI woke up this morning and the first thought that came into my sleepy head, was unusually, (for once) not of my lovely boyfriend…

…but of scones.

I wondered half awake half asleep just how easy it would be to make a gluten free batch with what I had in my cupboard before wrapping myself in my fluffy robe and making to the kitchen, only to find someone had already bought a freshly baked batch from the local shop.

I guess nothing says a rainy Irish Saturday morning better than a batch of fresh made scones!!

Only problem was they weren’t gluten free so I was now more than ever determined to make a batch that I could happily devour with some butter and jam.

I checked the cupboard to see what flours I had to make up a gluten free blend..

There was rice, potato & coconut. Hmm okay.

Could be interesting!

I used 1 cup rice, ½ potato and ½ coconut, to make the blend. Whipped them up with the other ingredients to a soft, almost batter –like dough. Scooped them out with an icecream scoop onto a baking tray and baked them til golden!

And Voila ….

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My first very own batch of homemade gluten free scones…

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I would like them to have been a bit thicker, but they were still delicious with some Kerrygold butter, blackcurrant jam and a dollop of sweet cashew cream.

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So here is what I threw in the recipe for my 1st attempt at GF Scones!!

 

Ingredients

2 cups GF flour blend

2 eggs

2 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp GF baking powder

3 tbsp brown sugar (or coconut palm sugar if you have it!)

½ cup  of raisins (* omit if you want plain scones)

½ cup organic grassfed butter ( I love Kerrygold brand but I am biased, andof course you could use coconut oil too if you want dairy free scones)

4 fluid ounces coconut milk

1 tsp sea salt

Method

Put all dry ingredients in a bowl together.

Whisk the eggs and milk together in a separate bowl.

Put the butter into the dry ingredients in cubes and blend with your fingers until you make it look like fine breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre of the flour,butter mix and gradually incorporate the egg until a soft dough is formed.

Throw in the raisins if you’re having fruit scones!

Brush with a little egg.

Cook in preheated oven at 190 for 10 minutes or until golden brown!

Let them cool on a rack before cutting and enjoying with butter cream and Jam!!

Oh yummy scones!! An irish favorite and it’s no wonder why!!

 

Love,


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