This week is Coeliac awareness week and so I thought I would share a really easy recipe for gluten free scones. It is the perfect weather for scone with jam and clotted cream!
This is a good first recipe if you are new to baking gluten free. I find Doves farm gluten free self raising flour works well.
250g gluten free self raising flour
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1 tsp optional of Isabel’s GF baking fix (binds, improves texture and extends shelf life )
80g unsalted butter or dairy free alternative (cubed)
90ml milk or dairy free alternative
1 large egg
extra flour for dusting surface
heat oven to a hot 220c fan
In a clean bowl add your dry ingredients flour, baking powder (and baking fix if used)
Add cold unsalted butter in cubes
Rub butter into dry ingredients with your finger tips until they resemble crumbs
Add the beaten egg and milk
stir with a knife until all is mixed together and it comes together
The mixture will be quite wet
flour surface and carefully put dough on your floured surface
flatten gently with your hand, no need for a rolling pin
using a cutter or drinking glass cut out 6 or 7 scones and place on a prepared tray with greaseproof paper.
if desired use egg wash to make the scones go a golden brown
pop in the hot oven for 10 mins
cool on a wire rack
serve with clotted cream and jam
I don’t add sugar to my scone recipe and to avoid too much sugar you could use a low sugar jam or make your own by simply slowly cooking down your choice of berries, no need for added sugar