…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 ….
My first very own batch of homemade gluten free scones…
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.
So here is what I threw in the recipe for my 1st attempt at GF Scones!!
2 cups GF flour blend
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
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!!