Gluten-free Blueberry Scones

Hello people!

I just got back from a awesome holiday in Thailand. I spent 7 days at Amity Wellness Center where I enjoyed a lovely detox treatment with 2 of my best girl friends.

It was awesome and I learned so much about what is good and what is not for our body, how to eat healthy and take better care of ourselves.

Back to Shanghai I had a friend of mine staying with me for a couple of days. Unfortunately she is allergic to gluten, so I decided to make for here a gluten-free version of my blueberry scones recipe. This way we were able to enjoy a nice breakfast together 🙂

This recipe can be done with normal flour as well, if you are not gluten intolerant.

Ingredients (makes 5):

  • 1-1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (organic would be best)

Pre-heat oven to 260 C (500 F) and adjust rack to upper-middle position. In your food processor pulse flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt until combined, about 5 pulses

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Add butter

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and pulse until fully incorporated and mixture looks like very fine crumbs with no visible butter, about 20 pulses. Move to a large bowl and add the blueberries

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Whisk milk and egg together, set 1 tbsp aside

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measure up the sour cream and add that to the egg mixture

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Pour the mixture into the flour

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Using rubber spatula, fold together until almost no dry bits of flour remain

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Drop 3/4 cup of mixture onto baking paper

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lightly brush with the reserved milk mixture

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and bake for about 20-25 min or until golden brown.expatcucina glutenfree scones3

Remove from the oven and let the scones cool down on a wire rack

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Serve them warm.

If you wish to try this recipe, here is where you can find all the ingredients you need:

– Blueberries:

– Gluten free flour:

– Butter:

– Sour Cream:

Epermarket is also hosting a Food Allergy awareness week that is starting on May 10th.

On May 15th and 16th they will have an event to gather people and family affected by food allergies in an attempt to spread the word about what it means to suffer from food intolerance and also help those affected to find alternatives for a healthy eating. If you are interested in attending, please contact


– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.