Gluten Free Day hosted this month’s “Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free”, and this theme was fruit desserts. And while I didn’t develop anything for the event, I did however look at all of the awesome recipes that were submitted (my lemon almond cake was a variation of Elana’s orange cake also featured here), and came across this one for strawberry scones. Sophie’s scones looked so good and scrumptious, I just wanted to try it out!
Well I’m so glad I did, because this recipe was FANTASTIC.
I made this recipe exactly like it was printed, well except I didn’t have guar gum so just used more xantham gum instead, and lemon zest instead of orange zest. Ok, so I guess that means I didn’t make it exactly like the recipe, but those are minor adjustments in the grand scheme of things. I even found sorghum flour just for this recipe. Haha, I also can’t believe I’ve gone through three entire quarts of strawberries this week, I love strawberry season so much!
I am amazed at how perfect these scones came out. I mean, just look at the center! They were light, moist, and fluffy, and exactly like scones should be. So this morning, had a nice breakfast with my husband in the park with scones and some fresh Brazilian coffee that I took in our French coffee press. It was the perfect morning for it, mid 60’s, and sunny, so relaxing!
I also imagine that making these scones without the strawberries in them would make them perfect for things like strawberry shortcake…Mmm I may have to try that next time….