Scones - Makes 4 - 6

Ingredients

  • 150g gluten free flour
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 1 ½ tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 55g butter or margarine
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 55g sultanas
  • 50ml milk

How to make this recipe dairy free?

Need some advice on ingredients see -
The wheat, gluten and lactose free store cupboard

Method

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and brush the paper with sunflower oil.

Preheat oven to 200°c / 400°f / gas mark 6.

Sift the flour, ground almonds and gluten free baking powder together four times to fully incorporate the baking powder.

Rub the butter into the flour using the tips of your fingers. Mix in the sugar. Stir in the sultanas. Pour in the milk and mix until it just comes together.

Dust the work surface with gluten free flour. Roll out the dough to 1½ in thick. Stamp out rounds with a pastry cutter and place on the baking tray.

Gather the leftover dough together and roll out again to 1½ inch thick and stamp out more scones.

Continue until you have used all of the dough. Brush with beaten egg.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Tap the bottom of the scone, if it sounds hollow it is cooked.

Eat on day of baking with butter or clotted cream and jam or freeze until needed.

how to make this recipe dairy free...

Use dairy free margarine in place of butter and your choice of dairy free milk in place of milk. Serve with dairy free margarine or whipped soya cream and jam.

Gem's hints and tips

In all recipes requiring self-raising gluten free flour, I advise sieving the flours together with the gluten free baking powder four times to make sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

If you have made a cake that is really heavy with a solid lump of eggy mixture at the bottom one reason could be because the baking powder wasn’t mixed into the flour properly.