Delicious scones that are suitable for those who can't eat gluten. You'll love the combination of lemon zest and crystallised ginger.
I spent the past several days test baking mini batches of gluten free scones trying to come up with a product I would be comfortable using to barter with a friend for Christmas gifts. This recipe in combination with some techniques learned through other recipes proved the winning combination. Thanks, Magdalinka! I ended up using the proportions in this recipe, but I made a flour mix with roughly 1 part brown rice flour : 1 part almond flour : 1 part tapioca flour. Also, after I cut in the butter, I put the dry ingredients and butter mixture into the freezer for ~10 minutes. I then added the liquid mixture slowly while stirring. I didn't use the ginger or lemon zest and this may be why the flavor is a bit bland at first, but it matures so nicely on the tongue and leaves you wanting more! I did find the lemon to be an important and subtle flavoring. It doesn't give them a lemony flavor, but adds depth and interest to the butteriness! Tomorrow I plan to make them again and play around with adding currants, berries and white chocolate! - 21 Dec 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I'm grateful for this recipe and tried it eagerly. Ran into some issues. First, cutting 3/4 cup of butter into dry ingredients takes me WAY more than 10 minutes. Prep for this took me closer to 45-50 min. Also, once I was mixing everything together, the dough got really grainy. It fell apart and stuck to my fingers. A little extra flour helped a little. Rather than one round cut into wedges, I made 8 balls and pressed them, and then had enough left for a round that cut into 4 wedges. I ended up with 12 scones in the end. They bake pretty flat. They taste pretty good, though. - 07 May 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
To die for!!! When you follow directions carefully, these are a great high fiber scone for us GF-ers! So flakey & scrumptious! I added less ginger (didn't have a whole cup). But awesome they were ) - 20 Dec 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)