• Alyce

Scones, Scones, and more scones....

Today I'm sharing with you 2 scone recipes in this post. A plain Jane simple basic scone and then as some of you have requested based on an Instagram poll, a maple bacon scone.

Now, miss plain Jane scone doesn't really have to be plain at all. She's pretty great smothered in lemon curd. How about topped with cherry butter? Oh my... that one tastes just like a cherry pie. The scone takes the role of the flaky, buttery crust. Of course you can smear whatever jam, jelly, or preserve you so desire on it.

The maple bacon scones... Well, those are just the plain Jane with a maple bacon glaze. Easy enough!

Simple Basic Scone (Gluten Free)

2 cups gluten free flour blend

1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum, if your blend doesn't have it

1/2 cup sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp fine sea salt

1 stick cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 cup heavy cream, plus more if needed

1 1/2 Tbsp melted butter, for top

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.

Whisk the flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until the butter is the size of peas. Add in the heavy cream. Combine well. If the mixture seems too dry, add a little more cream. Once it is combined nicely, turn dough onto a lightly floured countertop. Pat the dough into a round disc about an inch thick. Cut the dough into wedges and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops of each scone with melted butter.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until starting to lightly brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Top with butter, jam, or curd.

Maple Bacon Scones (Gluten Free)

Maple Bacon Glaze

1 cup confectioners sugar

1 Tbsp milk

3-4 Tbsp maple syrup (if you like more maple flavor, go with 4 tbsp)

4 slices of bacon-- cooked, drained, and crumbled.

Combine the sugar and milk, add in the maple syrup one tablespoon at a time. Stir well, then add in the bacon.

Follow the directions for the Simple Basic Scones, but OMIT the melted butter before baking.

Once they are baked and have cooled about five minutes, drizzle the maple bacon glaze on each scone.

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