I’ve been requested a LOT for a gluten free scones recipe and I can’t consider I’m solely simply publishing one now! Coming from Devon (house of the ONLY strategy to do a cream group – cream first, and that’s remaining) I nearly really feel like I’ve failed my homeland by not publishing a gluten free scone recipe but. I suppose it’s a kind of issues that as a result of a gluten free cream tea is sort of straightforward to come back by in North Devon, I’ve by no means made one earlier than.
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However not solely have I perfected these lovely, golden gluten free scones – I’ve additionally thrown a brilliant straightforward strawberry jam recipe into the combo too! This jam is a very easy one to throw collectively and since it’s strawberry season, it appears foolish to not use these lovely, contemporary berries.
The proper gluten free scone recipe
I’ve carried out loads of studying up on methods to create the right gluten free scone. For starters, the primary dilemma was to egg, or to not egg? I’m nonetheless not totally positive why some recipes use egg and others don’t (aside from in the event that they’re a vegan-friendly scone recipe). Sadly for all of the vegans and dairy free-ers on the market my gluten free scone recipe does include each egg and milk.
I feel you possibly can most likely adapt this for dairy free by utilizing dairy free margarine and milk. Nevertheless, I haven’t tried this myself. Let me know within the feedback in case you give it a go as a result of I’d like to know the way it turned out! As for a vegan model, you would possibly be capable to use an egg replacer, however once more I haven’t tried it myself so I’d like to know in case you experiment and provides it a go!
Cream or jam first on scones?
So what do you prime your gluten free scones with? For me, you merely need to make a gluten free cream tea. And the one method to try this is with the cream first, jam on prime. The Cornish method simply doesn’t make sense! Clotted cream replaces the butter, so naturally it ought to go on first. Plus don’t even get me began on whether or not it’s scone like ‘gone’ or scone like ‘cone’ as a result of that’s a wormhole I don’t suppose I’ll ever get out of. I feel I say it in another way relying on my temper!
If you wish to keep away from the entire cream-jam debate, you possibly can simply use butter as a substitute. And that might positively go on first! In actual fact the sugar in these gluten free scones offers simply sufficient of a touch of sweetness that you possibly can take pleasure in them merely heat with a thick slather of butter. You can use shop-bought jam to prime them too, however my straightforward strawberry jam is so fast and tastes superb.
My gluten free scones recipe
Right here’s the recipe you’ve been ready for – my gluten free plain scones recipe. I’ve just a few tips that could provide the greatest outcomes too. Firstly, don’t overlook to brush them with milk like I did the primary time I made these! Secondly, don’t overwork the combination – you need the scones to look rustic. For those who knead the dough an excessive amount of, or repeatedly knead and re-roll, you scones received’t rise sufficient and can look very clean.
In any other case, there’s not a lot to it actually – these gluten free scones are really easy to make! This makes round 12 scones and so they’re greatest eaten contemporary. You may freeze them and freshen within the microwave although, so don’t fear in case you’re the one gluten free individual in the home!
Gluten free scones
A easy gluten free scone recipe with a straightforward strawberry jam to take pleasure in on the facet. Good for a gluten free cream tea – cream first!
gluten free self-raising flour
(plus additional for dusting)
golden caster sugar
(minimize into cubes)
(plus additional for brushing)
Optionally available: For the strawberry jam
(hulled and halved)
lemon (juice solely)
Preheat the oven to 200’C and line a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper. Put aside whilst you make the scone combine.
Add the butter and sugar to a big mixing bowl and sift within the gluten free flour, baking powder and xantham gum. Utilizing your fingers, rub the combo collectively till it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the milk to a jug after which crack in an egg and beat calmly till mixed. Pour into the flour combine and use a wood spoon to convey the combo collectively. As quickly because it comes collectively as a dough, calmly flour the worktop and switch it out.
Knead the dough a few instances to convey it collectively (you do not wish to over-knead) then use your fingers to convey the dough right into a circle. Flatten utilizing your fingers (or a rolling pin) to approx 3cm thick. Utilizing a 5cm fluted cutter, minimize out 12 circles from the dough. While you run out, simply roughly convey the leftovers collectively and flatten once more – do not maintain kneading in between, it does not matter if they seem to be a bit rustic!
Place the circles on the lined baking tray with a 2cm hole between them. Brush every scone with a bit of milk. Bake within the oven for 10-12 minutes, till golden on prime. Cool on a rack earlier than serving. These are greatest served contemporary and heat, approx 5-10 minutes after eradicating from the oven.
For the simple strawberry jam
Add the strawberries, lemon juice and sugar to a pan and place on a low warmth. Deliver to the boil and permit to boil steadily for 10-15 minutes till the jam is ready. To check it, spoon out a tiny little bit of the jam onto a chilly plate and go away for a minute. For those who can push it along with your finger and it does not flood again, it is prepared. As soon as cooked, go away to chill for 15 minutes earlier than inserting in a sterilised, hermetic jar prepared for serving.
The scones will maintain for 2-Three days in an hermetic container. If not consuming contemporary from the oven, I like to recommend giving them a 10-second blast within the microwave earlier than serving. These will also be frozen. The jam will maintain within the fridge.
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