This month’s Gluten-Free Ratio Rally – Scones – is being hosted by Lauren over at Celiac Teen, go there to see all the other great recipes created for this rally!
I had so much fun playing with scone ratios! After I had a ‘plain classic “cream” style’ scone I started thinking of a myriad of ways to flavor them. There were so many choices floating in my head that I was starting to have trouble sorting them all out! My very first thought was a Matcha Green Tea & Apricot Scone. But after the Japan nuclear disaster I didn’t think a ‘green’ scone was going to be wildly popular. The green color just might make one think of radioactive nuclear waste… which seemed off-putting to me. So off to the drawing board I went. I do think my original flavor combination will be quite good, but maybe at another time. :-/ Say next March perhaps??
In looking around in my cupboards I saw a bag of dried figs and thought I would use them. So I started by chopping them into small bits, a medium to small dice in chef speak! OK, major flavor chosen, what would go well with figs? Ah yes, almonds! So I chopped a few of them with my handy dandy chopper. Oooo, and maybe some lemon zest too! There seems to be a lemon zest thing going on here at this blog…
Almond Fig Scones – Gluten & Dairy Free
scone ratio 3 flour: 1 liquid: 1 fat: 2 egg
2 oz each potato starch and quinoa flour
3 oz sourghum flour
2 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 TBSP evaporated cane juice
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
2 oz Earth Balance (soy free) buttery spread
2 oz cashew cream
2 large, pastured organic eggs
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/4 cup small – medium diced dried figs
2 tsp coarse raw sugar and lemon zest, set aside
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Measure all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Whisk them together. Measure the fats into the same bowl. With a pastry blender, 2 knives or a kitchen aid mixer, cut the fats into the dry ingredients until they resemble coarse crumbs.
Measure the liquid into another bowl or measuring cup. Add eggs and mix together. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Beat on medium high for 5 minutes.
Scrape into a greased pie plate. For some reason this scone “dough” was very wet and loose. To to make them not flat as pancakes I baked them in a pie plate. Worked out GREAT! Sprinkle coarse raw sugar and lemon zest on top.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not ever bake.
I did try one other ratio for scones. But I didn’t like the texture of those. They were more like a piece of cake than what I have some to think of as a scone. There was no way to hold one of those in your hand to eat it. The taste was good, but when you have come to expect a certain texture in a particular baked good, it is disconcerting to have it seem like something else altogether! So… when you are looking for a gluten free scone recipe you first need to determine what kind of scone texture you want the end result to come out like. Then, knowing ratios, you will have to examine the recipe to see if it is more cake-like or biscuit like. All the scones on this blog will be a rich biscuit like texture. Just so you know! :-)
And to think I was afraid of scones… go figure!
Here are links to all the other Ratio Rally Scones!
Amie of The Healthy Apple – http://thehealthyapple.com/2011/05/04/gluten-free-rice-crispy-scones/
Britt of GF in the City – http://www.gfinthecity.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-scones.html
Brooke of B & the Boy – http://bellwookie.blogspot.com/2011/05/coconut-scones.html
Caleigh of Gluten-Free[k] – http://gluten-freek.blogspot.com/2011/05/jam-on-top-or-cream-on-top.html
Caneel of Mama Me Gluten-Free – http://mamameglutenfree.blogspot.com/2011/05/savory-jalapeno-cheese-scones.html
Caroline of The G-Spot – http://thegspotrevolution.com/?p=3228
Charissa of Zest Bakery – http://www.zestbakery.com/ingredient/almond/amaretto-soaked-cherry-and-almond-scones/
Claire of Gluten Freedom – http://www.thisglutenfreelife.org/2011/05/ratio-rally-strawberry-banana-scones.html
Erin of the Sensitive Epicure – http://thesensitiveepicure.blogspot.com/2011/05/millet-scones-gfree-rally.html
Gretchen of Kumquat – http://kumquat-blog.blogspot.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-maple-oat-nut.html
Jeanette of Jeanette’s Healthy Living – http://www.jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2011/05/glutendairyegg-free-coconut-pineapple.html
Jenn of Jenn Cuisine – http://jenncuisine.com/2011/05/banana-apple-and-currant-scones-gluten-free
Karen of Cooking Gluten-Free – http://cookingglutenfree.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-oat-scones-with-currants/
Kate of Katealice Cookbook – http://katealicecookbook.com/2011/05/01/cinnamon-fruit-scones/
Lauren of Celiac Teen – http://www.celiacteen.com/2011/scones-ratio-rally/
Lisa of Gluten-Free Canteen – http://glutenfreecanteen.com/2011/05/01/gf-ratio-rally-bisconies-actually/
Lisa of With Style and Grace – http://withstyle.me/2011/05/04/gf-lavender-earl-grey-lemon-scones
Marla of Family Fresh Cooking – http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/05/02/avocado-scones-vegan-and-gluten-free-recipe/
Meaghan of Wicked Good Vegan – http://www.thewickedgoodvegan.com/2011/05/04/gf-scones/
Melanie of Mindful Food – http://mindfulfood.blogspot.com/2011/05/hazelnut-cream-scones-with-blackberry.html
Meredith of Gluten Free Betty – http://glutenfreebetty.blogspot.com/2011/05/cinnamon-raisin-scones-for-gluten-free.html
Mrs. R of Honey from Flinty Rocks – http://honeyfromflintyrocks.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/classic-cream-scones-gluten-amp-dairy-free/
Mrs. R of Honey from Flinty Rocks – http://honeyfromflintyrocks.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/almond-fig-scones-gluten-amp-dairy-free/
Peter and Kelli of No Gluten No Problem – http://noglutennoproblem.blogspot.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-mesquite-scones.html
Shauna of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef – http://glutenfreegirl.com/gluten-free-scones/
Silvana of Silvana’s Kitchen – http://silvanaskitchen.com/2011/05/gluten-free-pecan-streusel-scones-with-cinnamon-drizzle
Tara of A Baking Life – http://abakinglife.blogspot.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-ginger-scones.html
TR of No One Likes Crumbley Cookies – http://tcrumbley.blogspot.com/2011/05/gluten-free-cinnamon-pecan-scones.html
Wendy of La Phemme Phoodie – http://laphemmephoodie.com/2011/05/red-velvet-scones-for-the-gluten-free-ratio-rally.html
Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen – http://www.healthygreenkitchen.com/coconut-raisin-scones-gluten-free-and-vegan.html