Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gluten and Dairy Free Cranberry-Orange Pecan Scones

Paprika wanted to make scones today.  Dairy free scones.  What we thought was going to be simple, ended up a true search through several cookbooks.  We ended up winging it, but based our recipe on one from the book Gluten-Free Made Simple by Carol Field Dahlstrom.  This is a great book by the way!  It it formatted beautifully and the instructions include pictures!  Awesome.

Cranberry-Orange Pecan Scones

2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
1/2 cup Earth Balance butter, cut up
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup vanilla soy milk

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Grease a cookie sheet.

In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange peel.  Mix thoroughly.

Cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry blender until the mixture becomes crumbly and resembles small peas.  Add the cranberries and pecans.  Mix together and add the milk, stirring until it is just moistened.  Turn onto a floured surface.  Kneed 5-6 times.

Pat into a circle.  Cut into 8 wedges.  Place 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheet.  Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

We had ours with coffee or tea and a little or maybe a lot of whipped cream.  I use Soyatoo Soy Whip.  The scones were yummy!  A bit crumbly, but delicious.


  1. These look delicious! WOW!

    I have that cookbook, and I am just wondering if you've found you have to use the flour-blend that is recommended. Or do you use whatever you like best? I can't seem to find the particular brand that is recommended most often in the book ...

    1. I used the Mama's Gluten Free Flour. Mine did turn out a bit crumbly though. I am curious enough to look into the flour she used in the original recipe. You can order it at the website With shipping and the sale they currently are running on their products four 4lb packages will cost you about 56 dollars. You can also find it on Amazon for about four dollars cheaper. Hope that helps.

    2. Thanks, Sheila! I just wish that any flour blend would work. That is my only complaint about that cookbook. Otherwise, I have been pleased.


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