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Gluten Free Recipe for Orange Currant Scones

This gluten free recipe for orange currant scones is healthy, gluten free and passes the taste test.

Caution: If eating gluten is a health concern, please be sure to read all labels carefully to ensure no gluten is present in the product.

Trivia: According to Wikipedia, Gluten is a composite of the proteins gliadin and glutenin. These exist, conjoined with starch, in the endosperms of some grass-related grains, notably wheat, rye, and barley.

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Tip: You will need to use baking powder that is gluten free. In Canada, Magic Baking Powder fits this requirement. Otherwise, Amazon lists Bob's Red Mill Baking Powder, Gluten Free, 16 oz (1 lb) 453 g by ClubNatural as being gluten free.

Gluten Free Recipe for Orange Current Scones


1/2 cup of white rice flour, plus some for shaping
1/2 cup of potato flour
1/4 cup corn flour
1/4 cup whole grain soy flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons of xanthan gum, such as Authentic Foods Xanthan Gum
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup currants, washed
1 teaspoon orange zest, grated finely
3/4 cup of buttermilk plus 2 tablespoons extra
1/4 cup of orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat your oven to 375°F. Set out a non-stick baking pan, or line a regular baking pan with parchment paper or waxed paper.

Mix the dry ingredients together

Using two forks, a pastry cutter or your mixer with a paddle attachment, cut the cold butter cubes into the flour mixture. Add the currants and zest. If you need a mixer, the KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers is a good choice.

Add the orange juice, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix this together until you have a soft dough. Place this out on a work surface that you have sprinkled with a little extra rice flour.

Shape your dough into a round shape about 1/4 inch thick.

Use a 3 inch biscuit cutter and cut nine or ten scones. Flour the biscuit cutters with a little rice flour.

Place your dough on the bake sheet. Rework the scraps of dough and fashion them into scones as well.

Bake these gluten free orange and currant scones in your heated oven for approximately seventeen to nineteen minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy.

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