Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Tea Party, some Friends and Gluten Free Strawberry Scones

DSC_0004_edited-1
Every once in awhile you just need to have a party, a good one with just the girls. Two other friends and I have close birthdays so we decided that a tea party was in order-hats required.
DSC_0011 my friend Anna and me
So we partied and we ate lots of yummy tea foods and we had a great old time. It was great way to have a birthday. DSC_0016 DSC_0018 DSC_0020 DSC_0019
Aren’t the hats a hoot? And don’t I have beautiful friends? I am truly blessed.
I am also loving the scones that I made, and thankfully there were none left because I’m sure I would have finished off any leftovers on the drive home. They sure were a treat! I modified the recipe I found at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. The original recipe called for raspberries, I didn’t have those so I used strawberries. I also used different flours. Here’s my modified version for any of you interested-it was so very good, and also dairy free. Yippie for a scone everyone’s tummy will love!
1 cups brown rice flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 cup potato flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup Spectrum Organic Shortening
⅓ cup maple syrup (I use Trader Joes maple and agave syrup blend)
½ cup + 2 tablespoons cold coconut milk
1 heaping cup fresh strawberries, cut up small
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and sift together. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter or two knives.
Combine the coconut milk and the maple syrup, stir into dry ingredients. Gently stir until a moist dough forms, don’t over mix it. Fold in berries.
Drop by spoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Take a wet finger and smooth out the tops of the scones, getting rid of any bumps.
Bake for about 15 minutes until done, depending on size. I got a dozen scones out of this.
And that my friends all makes for a fun birthday party. We decided we needed to do this once a month, it was a great time getting together. Friend time is so important-do you get time with your girlfriends on a regular basis? If not I encourage you to make time-you won’t regret it!

5 comments:

  1. What fun! I love old hats - I have a photo with me and several of my girlfriends and I wearing them our sr. year of highschool.

    Happy birthday!!

    Scones are one of my favorite snacks! I've been meaning to try my hand at making my own, thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yea, a GF recipe for me to try! I don't have millet flour on hand, so I'm going to try subbing it with tapioca flour instead.

    ReplyDelete
  3. they sound delicious! happy birthday to you, gina!! you are your friends look wonderful in your hats.

    ReplyDelete
  4. How fun! You are sure blessed with awesome girlfriends!

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from you! Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts with me.

LinkWithin Related Stories Widget for Blogs