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Gluten Free Strawberry and Cream Scones

It never fails, come mid-August it dawns on me that berry season is quickly coming to an end and I start franticly cooking every kind of berry laced treat I can think of. The recipe for these Gluten Free Strawberry and Cream Scones are the result of a recent berry-crazed baking binge. These gorgeous strawberry studded scones are surprisingly simple to make — and irresistible, especially hot from the oven! 

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A white dessert plate with blue flowers painted around teh edges sits in the middle of an old painted table top. The table has white and light blue paint that is starting to chip and peel from the passage of time. There are 2 napkins on the table, one is white linen and one is blue with a subtle white design. On top of the dessert plate is a Strawberry and Cream Scone that is golden brown with roasted strawberries peeking out from the scone. There is a zig zag drizzle of white icing across the top of the scone.

If you’ve never had a proper scone before I assure you my friend that you are sadly  missing out! I’m not talking about the rock hard, crumbly scones that they sell at the coffee shop. I’m talking about a legit scone! Real deal scones fall somewhere between a biscuit and muffin in texture. They have a delicate crusty exterior, and are tender, with a light crumb within. They’re the ideal baked good for breakfast on the go and they are the perfect gift to take to a friend who could use a little cheering up.

There is a round wooden cutting board on top of an old wooden table top that at one point was painted white and blue. The paint is cracking and peeling in places. On top of the cutting board there is a small metal cooling rack with a blue and white napkin tied around the handle. On top of the cooling rack there are 4 strawberry and cream scones that are golden brown with chunks of roasted strawberries and a white icing drizzle across the top. There is also a white bowl of strawberries and a white plate with blue floral trim in the image on the table top.

Let’s talk about the combination of gluten free flours in these scones for a minute shall we? 

There was a point in time when I stored what seemed like TONS  of different types of gluten free flours in my pantry. These days I have a few trusted favorites that I always keep stocked and use over and over again when my all-purpose gluten free flour just won’t cut it.

These scones are made up of a blend of superfine brown rice, sweet white rice, tapioca starch/flour, cornstarch, and potato starch.While I realize that 5 types of flours may still seem like a lot to some people I assure you, it is totally worth the added effort and time spent because the texture and taste you get in these scones is far superior to any other gluten free scone recipe I’ve ever tasted. I use this same blend of flours not only in these scones, but I also use them to make my family’s favorite  homemade gluten free biscuits and the best gluten free naan bread you’ve ever had! 

 There is a round wooden cutting board on top of an old wooden table top that at one point was painted white and blue. The paint is cracking and peeling in places. On top of the cutting board there is a small metal cooling rack with a blue and white napkin tied around the handle. On top of the cooling rack there are 4 strawberry and cream scones that are golden brown with chunks of roasted strawberries and a white icing drizzle across the top. There is also a white bowl of strawberries, a blue bowl of sugar crystals, and a white plate with blue floral trim in the image on the table top. A woman's hand with white manicured nails is holding a red and white carton of Premier Protein Strawberry protein shake.

Enough about flour, back to those scones…..

I baked these Gluten Free Strawberry and Cream Scones over the weekend and packed them up for our car ride to little league tryouts.  I knew Kash would need a healthy snack that would stick with him the entire afternoon so I decided to substitute the buttermilk in my trusty scone recipe for Premier Protein’s Strawberries & Cream Protein Shake. These luscious strawberry filled scones were a huge hit with our little crew – the kid’s gobbled their’s up, Todd and I each went back for a second helping, and no one had any clue that their pastries were protein packed! I see these babies being on repeat around here until Summer quits offering up gorgeous berries. 

A wire cooling rack full of golden brown, strawberry and cream scones with white icing drizzled over the top, is sitting on a wooden cutting board. In the background there is a wooden wall that is mad up of boards that are arrange in a herringbone pattern. The individual boards are stained different colors of brown and black.

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A white dessert plate with blue flowers painted around teh edges sits in the middle of an old painted table top. The table has white and light blue paint that is starting to chip and peel from the passage of time. There are 2 napkins on the table, one is white linen and one is blue with a subtle white design. On top of the dessert plate is a Strawberry and Cream Scone that is golden brown with roasted strawberries peeking out from the scone. There is a zig zag drizzle of white icing across the top of the scone.

Gluten Free Strawberry and Cream Scones

  • Author: This Mess is Ours
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 7 large scones
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Description

These Gluten Free Strawberry and Cream Scones are perfect fresh from the oven or even at room temperature the day you bake them. If you plan to store them overnight we suggest you seal them in an airtight container and toast them right before you want to serve them. 


Ingredients

Scones

1 cup strawberries, tops removed, quartered

4 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided

6 tablespoons very cold butter

1/3 cup superfine brown rice flour

1/3 cup sweet white rice flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon potato starch

1 teaspoon xanthan gum

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

1 cup Premier Protein’s Strawberry and Cream Protein Shake, plus more for brushing on the tops of the scones.

4 tablespoons sparkling sugar, optional

Icing 

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

3-4 tablespoons Premier Protein’s Strawberry and Cream Protein Shake


Instructions

For the scones

Place the sliced berries in a small bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar, toss to coat.

Slice the butter into small cubes, place them in a small 

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

In a food processor combine the brown rice flour, sweet white rice flour, tapioca flour, cornstarch, potato starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and pepper. Pulse until combined.

Add the cold butter pieces into the food processor and pulse until incorporated and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Transfer the butter/flour mixture to a mixing bowl.

Add the buttermilk to the mixing bowl and gently mix until the dough begins to come together. Don’t over mix. Fold the strawberries into the dough. The dough will be very sticky.

Lay 2 large pieces of plastic wrap over your kitchen counter, overlapping slightly, and turn the dough out on top of them. Fold the edges of the plastic wrap over the dough to cover it then use your hands to mold the dough into a circle that is approximately 1 1/2 -2 inches high. Use a lightly floured 2 1/2 inch round cutter to cut the scones into rounds. 

Transfer the scones to a baking sheet pacing them apart by 1-inch. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the top of the scones with Premier Protein’s Strawberry and Cream Protein Shake.  Sprinkle the top of the scone with sparkling sugar is using.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly then serve immediately with butter or let cool completely to drizzle with icing. 

For the icing

In a mixing bowl combine the powdered sugar and the Premier Protein’s Strawberry and Cream Protein Shake. Beat together with a whisk until completely combined. Drizzle over cooled scones. 

 

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.