Whether you have a gluten sensitivity or simply want to explore gluten-free baking, these gluten-free scones are a delightful treat that everyone can enjoy. Packed with flavor and a tender crumb, these scones are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon tea. Follow this simple recipe with clear instructions for a batch of scrumptious gluten-free scones.
– 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour– 1/4 cup granulated sugar– 1 tablespoon baking powder– 1/2 teaspoon salt– 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cube– 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy alternatives like almond or soy milk work well)– 2 large egg– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract– Optional: 1 cup of add-ins such as dried fruit, nuts, or chocolate chip
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Ensure that the ingredients are well combined.
Add the cold butter cubes to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. If desired, fold in your chosen add-ins (dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.).
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. Use a round cutter to cut out scones and place them on the prepared baking sheet.