Regular Recipe also included
To have something a little different from the much loved apples we use this time of the year, I thought that a scone with some delicious pears and lovely warming spices would make a welcome change. This recipe has been made as a Gluten Free share but I’ve also added in a regular option for those who don’t have any dietary issues.
Scones are and always will be, a favourite with us all but what way do you lean when it comes to choosing a scone? For me, I almost always choose a savoury scone. I just love the combination of flavours and they work so well with soup or a salad for lunch. If I’m on the run, I feel they are a better choice when I don’t have time to sit and eat breakfast but that’s probably all in my head.
I wanted to take my hugely successful Fluffiest Gluten Free Scone recipe and adapt it to make a delicious and really tasty savoury scone and had lots of flavour combinations running through my head. Then it hit me! How I love a sandwich full of rich, mature cheddar cheese and a caramelised onion relish and this would work so well in a scone version. Even though most shop bought jars of relish are probably gluten free due to their ingredients, unfortunately it’s not really worth taking a chance so it’s safer to make your own and my recipe is very quick and simple and you’ll have some leftover to use in a toasted sandwich!
I would happily sit and eat an entire pan of cinnamon rolls as I love the flavours but as it’s probably not a good idea, I came up with using similar flavours in a scone. I have a recipe here for a Cinnamon Swirl Bread which is totally heavenly – here’s the link: https://www.cozebakes.com/2018/01/18/cinnamon-swirl-bread/
and wanted to use the same flavours with a similar swirl result in a scone. It worked really well so I’m very happy with it though I’ll definitely be going with a thicker glaze next time. Well you’ve got to haven’t you???
Traditionally we make our scones with buttermilk or regular milk but this recipe uses Greek Yoghurt instead. I was sceptical of course. I thought it would be way too dry and not be able to work into a dough but it worked! The scones were really good.
You can use a caramel drizzle on these if you want to dress them up and they are equally delicious on their own or with a dusting of icing sugar.
As much as I love a sweet scone, my heart probably lies firmly in the Brown Scone box. I really love a hearty brown scone. I love that I can decide to go with butter, or jam but if I feel like it, I can top with some cheese or whatever may take my fancy that day.
Unfortunately trying to find a gluten free brown scone has been almost impossible and I did try one but it was like eating grain from the miller (without the help of finer processes)!
So one day while I was making some gluten free brown bread, I thought …. this might work so I gave it a go and success! I know I’m going on a bit about it but honestly, I feel I came up with this idea and practically created a gluten free brown scone!
I have a gluten free scone recipe already here and it’s a good one too. I found mixing gluten free flour with almond flour was a great way to get a delicious result and I have no complaints about it. You can try it here: https://www.cozebakes.com/2017/03/31/gluten-free-fruit-scones/
My gluten free scone world was moving along very nicely thank you until I visited Marlfield House https://www.marlfieldhouse.com/ and they served THE most fluffy scone I’ve ever tasted and it was gluten free! I couldn’t get the scone out of my head and once home did a little research on different gf scone recipes and decided to try adding rice flour to my recipe. Obsessed?? Me?? 🙂 🙂 Oh did it deliver and how so it was worth it!
I’ve tried a couple of gluten free scone recipes and although they have turned out okay, okay is not what you want when you eat a scone. You want the “Mmmm” effect, the light and delicate taste that all scones have and this recipe delivers! I’ve made them a traditional fruit scone but of course you can leave out the mixed fruit and have a plain scone or add herbs for a savoury one.
Adding almond flour gives these scones a lovely texture and flavour and just that something extra 🙂