Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cranberry Orange Scones and How to Form Scones

I’ve been in a scone mood lately.

Scones just might be the perfect breakfast food – they aren’t quite as sweet as muffins, but they’re not as bland as bread. But before I share my recipe for cranberry-orange scones, I think I promised you some video this year. So here in my first video post is a quick and easy way to form scones:

Now you’re hungry, right?

Allergen-free Cranberry Orange Scones

¼ cup applesauce
¼ cup grapeseed oil
¼ cup honey
½ tbsp lemon zest
½ cup orange juice
2 cups of your favorite gluten-free flour blend with xantham gum (or 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend plus ½ tsp xantham gum)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup roughly chopped cranberries

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Blend together applesauce, oil, honey, orange juice, and lemon zest on medium speed about 2 minutes.
3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
4. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Blend completely.
5. Add cranberries and blend for thirty seconds longer.
6. Wet hands and form batter into a ball. Flatten the ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Using a pastry cutter, divide the batter into pie-shaped pieces and flatten the tops. Arrange on the baking sheet with space in-between.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes until browned.

These scones also make a great tea-time snack!


Libby said...

Wow, these look fantastic! Is the gf mix a 1 to 1 ration with wheat flour? (Yes, I am considering taking the recipe back to the dark side.)

Colette said...

Libby, yes, I would recommend 2 cups of whole wheat flour (1-1 ratio). Actually if you can have wheat, I'd suggest trying spelt.

sweetaurea7 said...

Have you tried the Chia seed flour? It's like wheat flour, but gluten-free, its flavor is completely normal. You can substitute regular flour in recipes like cake, cookies or muffing. I used this product and recommend it 100%, my grandkids love cookies and brownies. This is a very good product for the whole family. There are many articles on You Tube for preparing all kinds of recipes (Nuchia Food) is an excellent product that offers Nuchia Foods.

Colette said...

I haven't tried Chia seed flour. Is the flour just made chia seeds, or is it a blend?

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

These look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to have to try these this weekend :) And thanks for the video. That was so incredibly helpful.

Colette said...

ChupieandJ'smama - glad you liked the video! It's a new thing I'm trying this year.