It’s that time of year again –  time for eating for warm soups and stews.  What better accompaniment than a homemade hot-out-of-the oven scone?  Try these — you won’t even notice that they are a gluten-free substitute for that lovely comfort food….

Gluten-Free Cheese Scones

Preheat oven to 425 degrees (this is one of the tricks to really good scones – cook on high heat!)

  • 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp xanthum gum (available at health food stores – and Seeds!)

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, and then cut in (with pastry cutter):

  • 6 Tbsp of cold butter (until it’s pretty fine)
  • Add 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

In a separate bowl, mix together

  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg

Add wet ingredients to dry.  Stir until the mixture starts to hold together.  It will be sticky — that’s okay.  Do not over mix.  Place the dough on a large baking sheet and push into a round, flat disk, about 1 inch high.  Cut like a pizza into eight pieces.  Arrange pieces about an inch apart.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on edges and toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean.

Serve warm with melted butter.  Mmmmmmmm