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Gluten-free scones

There's no need to stay away from scones any more if you follow a gluten-free diet. These fluffy bombs use xantham gum to recreate the comforting textures of scones that we all love.
Gluten-free scones
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1.Preheat the oven to very hot, 240°C. Lightly grease an oven tray.
2.Sift the flour, salt, sugar, gum and soda into a medium bowl then rub in the butter. Add the egg and then enough buttermilk to make a soft sticky dough.
3.Turn dough onto a floured board and knead lightly until smooth.
4.Pat the dough to 2cm thickness then cut into rounds using a 5.5cm cutter. Place the scones on the prepared tray, almost touching each other. Leave the scones to stand for 5 minutes, then brush the tops with a little extra buttermilk.
5.Bake in a very hot oven for about 15 minutes or until browned.

Xanthan gum is a carbohydrate made from corn and can replace gluten in baked goods. Gluten-free self-raising flour and xanthan gum are available from supermarkets and health food stores. This recipe is best made close to serving. Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.


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