Here in the UK it is Coeliac Awareness Week and to help raise awareness of this important campaign I am posting very simple Gluten Free recipes to help any newly diagnosed Coeliacs get started.
My first post was my Victoria Sandwich Recipe and today I will be sharing my recipe for Gluten Free Cheese Scones.
Scones are a true classic and a bake that should be in every baker’s repertoire. They are perfect for beginners (they were certainly the first thing I learnt to make) and possible to achieve Gluten Free – you just need to make sure the dough is moist enough!
Gluten Free Cheese Scones
This recipe makes approximately 8 scones.
250g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
75g Butter, unsalted
Pinch of Salt
75g Mature Cheddar, plus extra for the top.
2 eggs (one for glazing)
1) Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C/Fan Oven 200 degrees C/Gas Mark 6.
2) In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
3) Rub together the butter and flour mixture until you have a breadcrumb like texture, then stir through the cheese.
4) Add an egg and start to bring the mixture together using a wooden spoon.
5) Add the milk bit by bit and use your hands to bring the mixture together in a smooth dough.
6) Lightly dust a work surface with flour then roll out the dough to 3/4cm thick – don’t roll out the dough too flat or you will have very flat scones!
7) Place the scones on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Lightly brush the top of each scone with beaten egg then sprinkle over a little bit more cheese.
8) Bake the scones in a preheated oven for 15 – 18 minutes until they are golden brown.
9) Leave the scones to cool on a wire rack or enjoy warm with lashings of butter! To refresh the scones, sprinkle them with a little cold water and gently warm them in the oven.