Gluten Free Afternoon Scones

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    • Gluten free
  • 13 Reviews

    3 star rating

These gluten free scones are so simple to make and they taste delicious too!


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 6).

  2. Place the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.

  3. Lightly beat together the egg and milk. Add this to the flour mixture and stir to form a soft dough.

  4. Turn the mixture onto a very lightly dusted work surface knead into a circle about 3-4cm thick. Using a round cutter, cut the dough into 8-9 scones.

  5. Place the scones on a baking tray and out into the centre of a preheated oven for about 15-18 minutes. Remove when golden in colour. Cool and serve with jam and clotted cream.

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  1. 1 star rating

    After making delicious National Trust recipe scones and baking for years I have now been advised to try a gluten and Lactose free diet. The scones were terrible, far too wet and didn’t rise, good job I cut them thick. My husband tried a bite but will not eat a morsel more. Perhaps the birds will like them! I’m going to try with some jam but have to admit I won’t be making any more.

  2. 3 star rating

    Tried these for a friend who is gluten free. Used Doves farm GF flour. After reading the comments I added two tsp of baking powder, extra flour as the mixture was so wet, cut them very thick. They didn’t rise much but looked okay and my husband says they tasted nice with lots of jam and cream!

  3. 1 star rating

    Too wet, they just spread out over the baking tray so that they didn't look like scones or the picture on this page.

  4. 2 star rating

    I used Doves flour and mine did not rise at all they tasted alright but disappointed. I also tried using Juvenal flour and the Scones were a lot better.

  5. 5 star rating

    Best scones ever. So simple too. Thank you!

  6. 5 star rating

    I have not tried them yet , but I bet they are nice.

  7. 4 star rating

    I cut them quite thick and also added some sultanas into the mix. Brushed some milk over and sprinkled with sugar before baking. Came out really well.

  8. 5 star rating

    Thought they were great. I put two teaspoons of baking powder in and they rose. My husband who is gluten free says they were fantastic.

  9. 4 star rating

    scones turned out perfect

  10. 5 star rating

    Lovely thank you! Teaching my granddaughters how to bake while we have to stay at home!

  11. 5 star rating

    Great. They were lovely. Xx

  12. 4 star rating

    These actually turn out quite well for GF scones. You need to note that they hardly rise, so as per the instructions, you will need to cut them at least 4cm thick. I also added a few sultanas as well. They taste quite good and our friends who aren't gluten intolerant said they were surprised they were gluten free!

  13. 1 star rating

    The scones didn't rise at all. I used doves farm flour bit they came out like flat discs.

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