Sunday, 9 March 2014

Cherry Scones

Free from Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Soya

This was never intended to be a Blog post - indeed, I am so used to my futile attempts at creating a "free from" scone recipe that a) rises and b) stays moist that I only gave in and tried once more at the pleas of my scone loving 12 year old. He's only been gluten free a short while (under hospital instructions) and misses them terribly.

So, there was none of that "ok, this is a Blog post so let's get organised, take a photo etc" type of planning. Which if you listen to my husband is probably why it worked.... (in a Shrödinger's Cat if you observe it you change reality kind of way.)




So. Here you go, this is how I made them:-


Ingredients
  • Juvela Harvest White mix (you could use any safe flour but rice flour on its own is very dry)
  • 2tsp Baking powder 
  • 1 egg
  • 4oz / 100g free from margarine (I used "Pure")
  • 1 pot glacĂ© cherries
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • Oat milk/rice milk/milk substitute of your choice to mix
Method
  • Mix the whole box of harvest mix flour and baking powder together with the margarine until it is all thoroughly combined. 
  • add sugar, cherries and a beaten egg
  • start adding the milk, a little at a time. I think I used about 400ml but I'm not certain... you need a dough like consistency 
  • DON'T attempt to roll out, just pat down and cut scone shapes.
  • Bake at 180C for 15 minutes - longer than I usually do, and NOT in a fan oven. (This dries baked recipes out.)
Tips
  • If you are not feeding a family of six the proverbial five thousand, I recommend halving the ingredients, you could still get away with one egg - or egg replacer which would work even better with a smaller quantity.
  • Freeze any leftovers, I suspect they would go dry very quickly
  • You can substitute the cherries for fruit of your choice - but in my (extensive) scone making experience cherries can often make a scone recipe become too moist, which was a distinct advantage in this case.

So there you are. Unexpected scone success. 
(They can't have been bad - there are none left for tomorrow or the freezer!!!)




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31 comments:

  1. they look like normal and yummy looking scones to me! x

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  2. I love scones. Not keen on cherries but none the less your scones look very tasty.

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  3. Oh wow, I need these, NOW! I've never thought of adding cherries before - great recipe missus! :)

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  4. ooh, i love cherries and i love scones! may have to make these some day.

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  5. Ooh how I love a scone! These look decidedly edible, no wonder you have none left :)

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  6. Mmm love scones, but scones with cherries! Genius

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  7. Thank you for the recipe! I love making scones and my mum is gluten intolerant so these are perfect x

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  8. I love cherry scones, well done on finding a recipe your son can enjoy- top Mummy marks!

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  9. cherry scones sound delicous :)

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  10. These look yummy - love the addition of cherries :-) And result on finding a version for your son too!
    #recipeoftheweek

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  11. Oooooh well done you! I recently bought a book by a lady who was a commercial cook and has been baking wheat and gluten free for over 20 years and she recommended creating your own flour mix using her recipe as a lot of the commercial ones contain things which people can react to. I shall have to give this recipe a go with the flour mix she suggests as I LOVE scones!!

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  12. They look lovely and I love those bunny plates, we have some too.

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  13. I love cherry scones but have never made free from ones. They look delicious!

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  14. I love scones, especially when accompanied by cream and jam! These look yummy x

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    1. You can by a "Soyatoo" Aerosol rice cream (which actually has no soya in) which is poretty good, but my kids are not keen!

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  15. Well done on finally mastering it! They look lovely too!

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  16. Ooh they look good! I have forwarded your post onto a GF friend who LOVES scones :)

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  17. These look delicious - thank you for sharing will pass the recipe on to my brother :)

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  18. oh i love scones especially chese ones and cherry ones, i love them warm , freshfromt he oven with a dollop of creama nd jam on and wow you got me drooling now x

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    1. Cheese ones are my ultimate favourite, sadly we are dairy free! However there is a Redwood Soya and Dairy free "Cheezly" version which I have used before in gluten free rolls. It's getting easier to source alternatives now.

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  19. oh they look lovely, im not the greatest cooker or baker but i will ask my hubby to give it a go)

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  20. Oh these look and sound delicious!

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  21. Haven't had a scone so far this year. Need to remedy that ASAP :)

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  22. These look lovely! I absolutely love cherries so these would be perfect for me!! Will be passing this over to my other half...the baker of the family!! :)

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  23. ooh cherry in anything, love! Cherry scones sound like the perfect afternoon tea.

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  24. THey look delicious - I love cherries x x

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  25. Ooooh, I love a good cherry scone. Will definitely be revisiting this one. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I've pinned and tweeted this post and hope to see you linking up again soon! :D x

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