Monday, February 6, 2017

Gluten-free Scones Recipe, Crashed Ice Update, Cathedral of Saint Paul

These are delicious and not too sweet

There's something about winter that makes me want to bake something (and eat something.) Here in The North we're still trying to stay warm. We burn wood, and although it's a great source of heat, we have a lot of house to heat and not all of it feels toasty, especially since we're now into the wood that could have used more drying time. Oh well.  Only two more months of this and then it should start to warm up and I can get out of this mood. I hope. In the meantime, I thought I'd share this recipe with you. I used Krusteaz GF flour, but I also have Bob's Red Mill GF flour, which I've not yet tried, but I'm sure will work just as well. These scones are a real treat, especially with a cup of good coffee.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe 

This recipe makes a dozen scones 3" in diameter.

2 c. any gluten-free flour, one that can be used cup for cup like regular flour
(or, if you don't want gluten-free, just use regular flour)

1/3 c. white sugar
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

1/2 c. butter, soft but not too soft

1 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 package dried blueberries, tossed in just a bit of flour so they separate.
2/3 c. Half n Half (I've also used heavy whipping cream or evaporated milk)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 t. almond extract

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut butter into flour mixture until it's very fine. I use the food processor and pulse about 20 times.
In another bowl, beat egg, liquid, and extract. Add chocolate chips and blueberries. 
Mix flour mixture with the egg mixture until everything is evenly moist. Don't overstir.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased jellyroll pan
Place in 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes.
Remove jellyroll pan from oven and place on rack. Let scones cool, then remove.

I don't like to keep them in a sealed container because I like the exterior to stay crispy. I simply cover them with a tea towel. They won't be around too long anyway.

Catch a glimpse of Crashed Ice in action at the Cathedral of St. Paul
on Saturday night, February 4. You can read about it in last Friday's post
 and see interior photos of the cathedral as well.

After Friday's post, someone asked why this event is held at the cathedral. I suspect it is because the location of the cathedral gives the event the height, drop, and space necessary for the track and viewers, plus the attraction of the beautiful, majestic cathedral. Also, the church does make money from the event, which is part of the Winter Carnival which draws thousands to St. Paul. I'm making this up, but it seems reasonable to me.

For those of you who like history, here's a link to the history of the Cathedral of Saint Paul. You might find it interesting.


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Elizabethd said...

What an amazing sight the skiers make. It must be terrifying to go down those slopes!
I make gluten free scones occasionally for a friend who has coeliac problems, and they are delicious.....but not quite as nice as normal ones, I think.
Your kitten is so sweet.

MadSnapper said...

smiling now at Smokey and the Red Ribbon.. makes sense to me about the reason for the ice thing at the church. the scones look delish

Empty Nester said...

Ok, cat questions first: Where's Tommy and what about Tuppence? Now that that's over...LOL Those scones look amazing. I like the outside to be crispy, too. I've made scones once in my life and there were delicious. Why only once? Because I can't find the recipe. UGH. Maybe I'll give these a try! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thanks for the Scone recipe. Wow that tape was very exciting to watch!

Cathy said...

Crashed Ice sounds like fun! Cute picture of Smokey.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I just bought some GF flour by Namaste at Costco. I'm making these today, though I may do cherry pecan or lemon poppyseed (because that's what I've got here). Thanks for the recipe -- I've craving some homemade baked goods, and these look reasonably healthy!! Cute kitty.

Marcia said...

Looks like quite an interesting sport. Is it a Winter Olympic event? I see now why it starts at the Cathedral and good they get money from it.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Your scones sure look yummy, Judy! Maybe we can pretend we're in England in a tearoom having them. That is some fast event at the Cathedral. It sure looks special at night. Sending warmth to you, my friend. ♥

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh your scones look delicious and as to baking in the winter I had to chuckle. The other day I made cookies. ( nestle toll house but I add butterscotch chips and a bit of oatmeal to the recipe ) I kept a few here for me and took about 3 1/2 dozen down to my middle sons family. Next day they were all gone and my container returned to me. Today two grandsons showed up and wondered if I'd baked any bread yet.

Michelle said...

Those skaters are crazy! I can't imagine doing that!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

The scones look delicious - thank you for the recipe. Blueberries and chocolate might be my new favorite combo! Good for the cathedral for hosting this fun event and helping their parish in the process. Your kitty is so sweet :) It must be fun watching them play! x Karen

Tanna said...

Scones and a good cup of coffee, plus a good friend. Makes for a lovely morning! Thank you for the GF version. WOW! Good to raise funds for the cathedral and provide exciting entertainment! blessings ~ tanna

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The scones look so good. I love them and can actually make them without any sugar. I have blueberries in the freezer...I may want to make some soon! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

This N That said...

What is it about cats and boxes?? Your Scones sound relish..I'll save the recipe..Thanks for sharing..

podso said...

Wow fun to see that crashed ice in action. What an event. And your scones look amazing..and even better with the coffee on your IG.

Lady Linda said...

The scones look very yummy Judy! You have long winters, don't you? We have had one heck of a winter here and not our normal. I find myself thinking about flowers and spring and SUNSHINE! Hopefully, we have less than your two months ahead.
I have been doing some baking must come with the weather! LOL

Jean | said...

Judy, lovely scones (though I would leave out the chocolate chips, of course, being one of the few women on the planet who is not mad for chocolate). Your Emma Bridgewater mugs are fab!

Unknown said...

Sounds tasty!

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