Recipe: Gluten free scones

Posted by jerry on July 2nd, 2004 — Posted in Journal, Recipes

Has someone thrown you a challenge by saying they love scones, but are gluten intolerant? This recipe will be no good if you are sensitive to eggs and milk, but will produce lovely gluten free scones. And here’s how to make them:

Gluten Free Scones


1 x cup rice flour
1 x cup cornflour (ensure it is 100 percent maize and certified gluten free)
1 x teaspoon gluten free baking soda
1/2 x teaspoon guar gum
2 x generous table spoons margarine
4 x tablespoons castor sugar (or three of castor sugar and one of brown sugar)
2 x eggs
1 x tablespoons milk

1 x oven
1 x baking tray
1 x bowl with electric mixer (with beaters and dough hooks)
1 x sheet baking paper
1 x flour sifter
1 x round pastry cutter


Prepare a baking tray with baking paper, and pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade
Sift the flours, baking soda, and guar gum into a bowl using a sifter that is scrupulously clean or that has not seen wheat flour.

Add the margarine and beat with the beaters until the mix resembles bread crumbs
Add the sugar and mix well. Remove the beaters and insert dough hooks into the mixer.
Add the two eggs and the milk and mix with the dough hooks until the mix has a satin sheen and is elastic. Add more cornflour if the mix is too sticky, or more milk if the mix is too dry.

Turn the mix out onto a bench top or clean board floured with cornflour. Knead lightly and pat down to a about one and a half inches and cut rounds with a pastry cutter dipped in cornflour and place onto the baking sheet.

Lightly brush a little milk on the tops of each of the scones, then place the tray in the top shelf of the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

By the time I took this photo there were only two left!

Fresh Scones



Comment by zuz

Thanks, Jerry;
it looks real good – I haven’t tried it yet but will. Zuz 🙂

Posted on July 7, 2006 at 5:38 am

Comment by William

Great looking scones! Wow… and low gluten… excellent…

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 4:13 pm

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Posted on April 9, 2008 at 10:17 am

Comment by colondetox

i have been in a gluten free diet ever since last year because i have food allergy.

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Comment by acnemelanie

i have an allergy to Gluten and most of the time i use guar gum or xanthan gum for baking. these gums are good substitute for wheat.

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 1:12 am

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Posted on December 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Comment by Kelly

Hi Jerry,

Today is the day of the royal wedding for Prince William and Kate Middleton and I wanted to make some scones at home to munch on whilst watching the big day on TV to have with my pot of tea.
I made these with cherries in and they came out wonderful – lovely with butter, cream and jam. Thanks for the recipe, only issue I found was that I needed to add much more than 1 cup of cornflour (cornmeal/fine polenta as we call it here) to get the desired texture to enable me to shape on my baking sheets.
Hope people find my comment useful.

Posted on April 30, 2011 at 8:23 am

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