May 2, 2011

Gluten Free Chive & Chedder Scones

I'm just about packed. Tomorrow's clothes are tumbling around in the dryer.  Mindy's nestled next to our cat Loki watching "Easy A" and I'm daydreaming about the days ahead. In less than half a day, we'll be flying over the North Pole on our way to Beijing, China. 

I'm totally prepared with my Chinese gluten free statements, Bragg's Amino Acids (GF Soy Sauce), Gluten-Ease, pepto and my skateboard:)  For the first half of the month I'll be chaperoning for my wife's travel study class, and for the second half of the month I'll be in Chongqing spending time with my colleagues, teaching undergraduate social work students about sexuality and sexual health, and presenting at China's first International Social Work Conference.  It should be quite an adventure!

But before I go, I wanted to share this recipe I put together about a week back.  You can use your own gluten free flour mixture (listed below), or just use Bob's Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour, or any other ready made GF flour mix you know of.  Whatever you decide, you'll find this scone recipe fast, easy and absolutely yummy.  We actually used wild chives that we picked in a field at a park in Valley Forge for this, but store bought are perfectly fine:)

Gluten Free Flour Mix (optional)
  • 3 cups white rice flour
  • 1 cup potato flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum

  • 1 1/2 Cups Gluten Free Baking Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 tblsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 5 tblsp cold butter, cut into little pieces
  • 4 fl oz. milk
  • 2 tblsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped chives
 Baking Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.  
  2. Grease (spray on olive oil) a baking sheet.
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  4. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can also use your hands to mush it all up. Either way produces roughly the same results.
  5. Pour in the milk and stir with a fork to form a soft dough.
  6. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. 
  7. Cut the dough into triangles.
  8. Place the triangles of chivey dough onto your prepared baking sheet and bake until golden (about 12 minutes +).
  9. Serve hot or warm, with melted butter alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea.
  10. Enjoy Life!


Just So You Know...

The information presented in this blog is intended to educate and entertainment. However, I'm not a medical expert.  I also do not know absolutely everything about Celiac Disease.  What I do know has been learned through trial and error, research, and what has been taught to me by friends who also share my food-related affliction.  Please take the time to do your own research about Celiac Disease and gluten-related issues.  I have a list of links to useful resources along the left-side of this blog. Also, feel free to cross-check my statements. If you find contrary information, please let me know. Thanks so much for visiting Trav's Gone Gluten Free!