Scrumptious Scones

18 Sep

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Ingredients (makes 8 scones):

  • 1 1/4 Cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 Cup potato starch
  • 1/2 Cup non-dairy milk, plus 1 Tablespoon to brush on top of scones before baking
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons semi-firm coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan or guar gum (if you are gum intolerant use 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds)
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tablespoon ground flax meal whisked with 3 Tablespoons warm water, set aside for 5 minutes until it becomes a gooey egg-like consistency)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Photographed are orange-raspberry scones.  I mixed the following ingredients into my dough:
    • 2 oranges, zested
    • 1/4 Cup fresh raspberries
    • Optional orange glaze:
      • 1 orange, juiced whisked with
      • 2 Tablespoons confectionery sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a large mixing bowl combine your sorghum flour, potato starch, baking soda, xanthan gum (or replacement if using), salt, sugar, and mix to combine ingredients.  In a small bowl prepare your flax egg by whisking warm water into your ground flax meal; set aside for 5 minutes until it becomes a gooey egg-like consistency.
  2. Add your dry ingredients to your food processor.  Pulse in your 4 Tablespoons coconut oil until it becomes a grainy mix.  Pulse in your flax egg mixture and non-dairy milk until combined.  If you are using any fruit (or zest) stir them into your dough mix.scone dough scone dough close up
  3. Lay a piece of parchment paper over a baking sheet and spray non-stick spray.  Place your dough onto your baking sheet and form into a circle that is 3/4 inch thick.  Brush the remaining 1 Tablespoon of non-dairy milk.  Pop your baking sheet into the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the top is golden.  Slice your scones with a large knife into a pinwheel (6-8 scones may be formed).  Turn your oven off and place your cut scones in the warm oven for 10 minutes.  Top with icing, if using. scone dough prebaked scones baked scones pinewheel
  4. Enjoy eating whole!scones1 scones2 label scones3 scones4

5 Responses to “Scrumptious Scones”

  1. celestedimilla September 18, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Those really do look fab! I really wish you’d open a coffee shop near my house – I’d go there every day!! Celeste 🙂

  2. elizabeth September 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    One of my favorite things to eat! Do you think I could use a GF mix blend rather than sorghum flour? Or do you think that will ruin the consistency? Did you play with the main flour base? I’m always trying to figure that out with GF baking. Thanks!

    • eatingwhole September 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

      You could but I’ve found this blend to be the absolute best (I lost count on the number of test batches I did!!). If you do use an ap gf flour blend omit both the sorghum and the potato starch! 🙂 I’d love to know how they come out!

      • Elizabeth September 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

        Thanks! Does take a few test batches, doesn’t it? :). I’ll let you know.

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