It used to be that I wasn’t much of a scone lover. They were dry and crumbled all over the place. Sound familiar?
“Gluten-free baked goods can be dry and crumbly, but these scones are flaky and moist. It’s a buttery miracle.”
My friends and I are playing with ratios again as part of the Gluten-Free Ratio Rally. What’s the Gluten-Free Ratio Rally? We’re a group of food bloggers and cookbook authors committed to baking with ratios. This month’s assignment: scones. Perfect excuse to crack the scone code. Thanks Lauren, aka Celiac Teen, for being our host! Check below for the complete list of bloggers with links to their scone recipes.
Me and my ratio: After playing around in the kitchen with various ratios, this one made me (and my family) the happiest. Feel free to have fun with the ratios. It will depend ever so slightly on the ratio of grains and starches in your gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. Also, just in case, I’ve included cup and spoon measurements if that’s what you’re more comfortable with.
3.5 parts flour
3 parts liquid
1 part fat
Check out my friend’s gluten-free scone recipes, too!
(87g) 6 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch pieces
(275g) 1¼ cups heavy cream, plus more for brushing
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup chopped pecans
Position an oven rack in the middle and preheat to 375º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour blend, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter until coarse crumbs form. Stir in the cream and mix until just combined.
In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 2 teaspoons flour blend, brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Sprinkle most of the streusel mixture over the dough (reserving the remaining streusel for sprinkling before baking) and mix in.
Pat out the dough to form a ½-inch-thick round. Cut into 8 triangles and place the dough about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with cream and sprinkle with the remaining streusel. Bake until golden and puffed, about 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.