This recipe for Rosemary Goat Cheese Scones comes from Wendy Kirby of the lovely food blog, Le Phemme Phoodie. Wendy Kirby is a lawyer by day and foodie 24/7. Wendy maintains an active law practice while pursuing her passion for food writing and photography on her blog LaPhemmePhoodie.com. We’ve enjoyed her blog and hope you will too.
CHEWY ROSEMARY GOAT CHEESE SCONES (Gluten-Free and Egg-Free)
These savory scones are best served warm with a dollop of butter and your favorite cup of tea. Editor’s Note: Wendy did this recipe in weight measurements. If you’re not sure how to convert this to household measurements, there are several handy websites for making these conversions, such as this one: http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/flour_volume_weight.html
- 1O ounces Gluten-Free Flour Blend*
- 1.5 ounces Coconut Flour
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 4 ounces Unsalted Butter, chilled
- 2 ounces Goat Cheese, chilled and crumbled
- 1 Tbsp dried Rosemary
- 8 ounces Rice Milk, chilled
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour blend, coconut flour, xanthan gum and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry knife, fork or if you prefer you can also use your fingers. Continue until the mixture resembles a course cornmeal. You should not have large chunks of butter.
Add the rosemary to the dry ingredients by slowly rubbing it between your fingers to activate the flavor as you break it up over the bowl and onto the dry ingredients. Whisk the rosemary into the dry ingredients until combined. Add the cheese crumbles and toss until the cheese is coated with the dry ingredients.
Slowly pour the rice milk into the bowl. Stir the milk into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Stir until just combined. If the dough is too dry, you can add some rice milk. Coconut flour is one of the more absorbent flours so you may need to add a little milk to create a soft dough to work with.
Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and gently flatten into a circle approximately 3/4-inch thick. Cut the dough into 8 equal triangles. Gently transfer the cut dough to a greased baking sheet. Make sure to separate the scones so that they have enough room to bake. If using a scone pan, gently shape triangles into prepared pan.
Bake on top rack of oven at 375°F for 25-30 minutes or until scones are light golden brown. Start checking at the 15 minute mark to monitor the color of the scones.
Serve immediately or transfer to a rack to cool. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for approximately 1-2 days. These scones are best when served immediately.
*Gluten-free flour blend: 11 ounces brown rice flour, 3.75 ounces potato starch and 1.40 ounces tapioca flour. Combine the ingredients and whisk together until combined. Measure out 10 ounces from the combined ingredients.