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Multigrain Cream Scones for the Gluten-Free Ratio Rally

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on May 4, 2011

I’m not the same baker I was when I was when I started creating in this space. To start baking, I now pull out my scale. I don’t think twice about using a handful of flours. Xanthan gum doesn’t always make it in (and it doesn’t always need it – like these). Sometimes I take photos all the way through the process. And sometimes you’ll even find me in an apron.

I don’t know which is the biggest change, because it’s all flowed coming in stages. All of these changes feel natural. Well, maybe not the apron thing. I’m still getting used to that.

Now, this month I’m hosting the Gluten-Free Ratio Rally. I challenged us to make Scones. They’re one of the quickest things to put together, yet are so varied with many schools of thought. Ruhlman doesn’t have a ratio for them, which I think made this all the more fun. There’s a huge range of ratios. Some scones are cream-based, some are butter-based, some are egg-based, and some are a combination of those. You’ll want to check out everyone’s, because there are so many beautiful, brilliant combinations.

I went for cream and butter drop scones. Using a ratio of 4:4:1 (flour to half and half to butter) and a shake of sugar, I found a lovely scone. (I found my inspiration in this Smitten Kitchen recipe, but kind of went off on a very different tangent).They have a bunch of whole grains, and although there is no corn in them, something is corny about them. But it’s more complex than corn. It’s millet, brown rice and sorghum with flax seed. You can taste those facets in a way that would never happen with a wheat-based good. That’s another reason I adore gluten-free baking specifically. It’s altogether much more interesting with so many more flavours available to be played with.

And with this recipe, I used half and half. Partially because I had some left over from this ice cream, and partially because I was interested to see what happened :).

Check out these scones too!

Amie of The Healthy Apple – http://thehealthyapple.com/2011/05/04/gluten-free-rice-crispy-scones/
Britt of GF in the City – http://www.gfinthecity.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-scones.html
Brooke of B & the Boy – http://bellwookie.blogspot.com/2011/05/coconut-scones.html
Caleigh of Gluten-Free[k] – http://gluten-freek.blogspot.com/2011/05/jam-on-top-or-cream-on-top.html
Caneel of Mama Me Gluten-Free – http://mamameglutenfree.blogspot.com/2011/05/savory-jalapeno-cheese-scones.html
Caroline of The G-Spot – http://thegspotrevolution.com/?p=3228
Charissa of Zest Bakery – http://www.zestbakery.com/ingredient/almond/amaretto-soaked-cherry-and-almond-scones/
Claire of Gluten Freedom – http://www.thisglutenfreelife.org/2011/05/ratio-rally-strawberry-banana-scones.html
Erin of the Sensitive Epicure – http://thesensitiveepicure.blogspot.com/2011/05/millet-scones-gfree-rally.html
Gretchen of Kumquat – http://kumquat-blog.blogspot.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-maple-oat-nut.html
Irvin of Eat the Love – http://www.eatthelove.com/2011/05/spotlight-on-savory-green-garlic-bacon-thyme-scones-with-white-pepper-maple-glaze-gluten-free-ratio-rally
Jeanette of Jeanette’s Healthy Living – http://www.jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2011/05/glutendairyegg-free-coconut-pineapple.html
Jenn of Jenn Cuisine – http://jenncuisine.com/2011/05/banana-apple-and-currant-scones-gluten-free
Karen of Cooking Gluten-Free – http://cookingglutenfree.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-oat-scones-with-currants/
Kate of Katealice Cookbook – http://katealicecookbook.com/2011/05/04/cinnamon-fruit-scones/
Lisa of Gluten-Free Canteen – http://glutenfreecanteen.com/2011/05/03/gf-ratio-rally-bisconies-actually/
Lisa of With Style and Grace – http://withstyle.me/2011/05/04/gf-lavender-earl-grey-lemon-scones
Marla of Family Fresh Cooking – http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/05/02/avocado-scones-vegan-and-gluten-free-recipe/
Meaghan of Wicked Good Vegan – http://www.thewickedgoodvegan.com/2011/05/04/gf-scones/
Melanie of Mindful Food – http://mindfulfood.blogspot.com/2011/05/hazelnut-cream-scones-with-blackberry.html
Meredith of Gluten Free Betty – http://glutenfreebetty.blogspot.com/2011/05/cinnamon-raisin-scones-for-gluten-free.html
Morri of Meals with Morri – http://mealswithmorri.blogspot.com/2011/05/yerba-mate-chai-scones.html
Mrs. R of Honey from Flinty Rocks – http://honeyfromflintyrocks.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/classic-cream-scones-gluten-amp-dairy-free/
Mrs. R of Honey from Flinty Rocks – http://honeyfromflintyrocks.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/almond-fig-scones-gluten-amp-dairy-free/
Peter and Kelli of No Gluten, No Problem – http://noglutennoproblem.blogspot.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-mesquite-scones.html
Sea of Book of Yum – http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/may-ratio-rally-gluten-free-classic-dairy-free-scone-recipe-6823.html
Shauna of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef – http://glutenfreegirl.com/gluten-free-scones/
Silvana of Silvana’s Kitchen – http://silvanaskitchen.com/2011/05/gluten-free-pecan-streusel-scones-with-cinnamon-drizzle
Tara of A Baking Life – http://abakinglife.blogspot.com/2011/05/gluten-free-ratio-rally-ginger-scones.html
TR of No One Likes Crumbley Cookies – http://tcrumbley.blogspot.com/2011/05/gluten-free-cinnamon-pecan-scones.html
Wendy of La Phemme Phoodie – http://laphemmephoodie.com/2011/05/red-velvet-scones-for-the-gluten-free-ratio-rally.html
Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen – http://www.healthygreenkitchen.com/coconut-raisin-scones-gluten-free-and-vegan.html

My apron, my brightly coloured tights. My camera strap hanging down. Fairly regular day at the office.

Flours, all ready to be whisked together upon the scale. (Note – 175 g is not the total amount of flours I used. It was 200 g. I still had to add that last 25 g in this photo).

Isn’t it beautiful to watch liquid pour? The half and half cascaded down in dreamy streaks.

All dropped. They are drop scones after all! No special measuring or extra equipment. Just a simple spoon.

When they’re done, they’re gorgeous. At least that was what I thought. One of the batches I made came out more rounded (not so spiky). However, those were gone before I could take photos of them, so you’ll have to make do with these images.

Oh hey! That’s me! I just realized I’d never shared a photo of myself here. Sure, on a handful of other mediums, but not here. So, Hello! It’s nice to see you. I find it fitting that I’m ever-so-slightly blurry, because the truth is that this place is all about the food. Well, with me interpreting, creating and sharing it. This place is home to me. Baking, writing and taking photos – it’s all home.

Anyways, it’s been an absolute honour to host – and I can’t wait to see what Erin does next month! The gluten-free ratio rally is always lots of fun. Thank you to Shauna, who got us all together, and to all of you who help it grow and adapt each month.

xoxo
Lauren

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Caroline @ The G-Spot May 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

Beautiful post, Lauren! These scones look absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for being our wonderful host!

Jeanette May 4, 2011 at 7:20 am

Lauren,
Thanks for being such a gracious host for this event. Love all your beautiful photos (including the one of you!) and your scones look wonderful! I had such fun participating.

Caneel May 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

They are gorgeous scones, Lauren! So delicious and simple – and I love the photography. Beautiful! Thank you so much for hosting us this month!

Winnie May 4, 2011 at 11:42 am

Great post Lauren! I love the scones, your apron, and the photo of adorable you!

melanie May 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Lauren – love the photo of you and your beautiful scones! thanks so much for hosting our mysterious journey into the world of scone baking!

Maggie May 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Beautiful post Lauren. Your scones look gorgeous. You’re lovely, as always! PS I LOVE the blue tights.

brooke @B & the boy! May 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Those are lovely, and I love the reason behind the cream scone choice. Ha! :) Thanks for hosting again!

a May 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I am WAYYYYY stoked to make these (and eat them with some lemon curd currently in residence in my fridge). And, your blue tights rock. thank you!

Irvin May 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Great post and I LOVE the photo of yourself at the end! Thanks for hosting this month!

Jenn May 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Thanks so much for hosting Lauren, and what fabulous scones!!! It was the perfect challenge :)

The Healthy Apple May 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

You are AMAZING!!!! Thank you for hosting this month’s rally! So great to work with you!!! I can’t wait to try these yummy scones…I think they’ll be warm n’ hot in my oven over the weekend, hehe.
xoxoxo

Tara May 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Lovely, Lauren! Interesting to see you treating the flax as a flour, rather than a binder. Wonder if it’s still contributing its binding qualities nonetheless? Regardless, the scones look delicious! And, that apron thing? It’s second nature for me to put one on in a commercial kitchen, yet so often at home I look down, see my flour-dusted shirt, and realize I’m baking without one. Not sure what’s up with that! Anyways, yours is adorable. Maybe I’d be more inclined to wear one if it looked like that!

gretchen May 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

your scones look delish! thanks, dear, for being our host. and nice to see your lovely face.

Lauren | Celiac Teen May 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Tara, you’re completely right – I was using the ground flax as both a binder and a flour. I just added it with the flours rather than make a flax gel simply because I was replacing xanthan gum (or gluten!) instead of an egg.

Terris@Freeeatsfood May 5, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I love this recipe. I use a lot of ground flax too. My son is allergic to corn, and seems to react to xanthan gum, and I react to guar gum, so sometimes I get away with a really small amount of either one and then use the flax to help bind. I’m partial to the golden flax, do you have a favorite?

Lauren | Celiac Teen May 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Terris, I haven’t yet found golden flax at the store, so I’ve just been using plain old brown flax. I would love to try the golden variety though!

TR May 6, 2011 at 4:39 am

These look delicious Lauren! This post really showcases your talents in photography. Thank you for hosting the Ratio Rally this month!

Karen Robertson May 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Lauren,
I too am intrigued with the flax as flour, I haven’t tried subtracting the gums from my baked goods but this is interesting, very interesting. Love the picture of you too.

Rachel @ The Crispy Cook May 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

What a lovely roundup of scones. I am interested in joining this gluten-free rally if that is possible? How does one do that, or is it by invitation only?

marla May 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Yay! So glad you hosted this scones rally. I had a blast creating a recipe & how cute are you in that apron. xo

Lauren | Celiac Teen May 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Rachel, we’d love to have you! It’s anyone who would like to join :). Just send an email to Erin Swing of the Sensitive Epicure and Jenn of Jenn Cuisine, and they can get you in to all of the right places!

Jessica June 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

These sound delicious Lauren! And I LOVE that apron! Too cute ;-)

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