Gluten Free Sconse

Gluten Free Scones


  • 1 cup gluten free self raising flour
  • 1/2 a cup ivory teff flour
  • 1/2 a cup of almond meal.
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of icing sugar
  • 40ml cream
  • 80ml buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. You can easily leave this out, but your scones will be a little more crumbly.
  • Leave out the icing sugar and add a pinch of salt for a savoury version. In our trials, these were just as good as the sweet version! Add chives, goats cheese and bacon for an easy, delicious lunch.
  • Coconut cream and nut or soy milks can also be easily swapped in for a dairy free version. However, you’ll want a small splash of vinegar or lemon juice to be added to the nut milk, so it can react with the bicarb soda.
  • You can also easily add in chocolate chips, berries, raisins or sultanas. Add these ingredients last, just before you knead the everything together.


  • Pre heat oven to 220c fan forced.
  • Mix dry ingredients, then make a well in the middle and add wet ingredients.
  • Mix by hand to form a dough. It will be reasonably crumbly at the start, but should come together after a minute or so of kneading. Add very small amounts of additional milk if it doesn’t start coming together.
  • Roll into a log, and cut out even sized slices and form into scone shape.
  • Nestle together in a baking tin; this recipe should make about 8.
  • Brush with milk.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 mins.
  • Let cool slightly but eat while hot, with your favourite toppings.