dinner of champions

There are only a few meals that are guaranteed to be enjoyed by everyone in our family:

I keep not taking pictures of the scones, so here's a gratuitous pie picture. Stay tuned for more on that.

  1. sandwiches/burgers
  2. pizza
  3. chicken nuggets
  4. breakfast

Chicken nuggets are too much work to make every week (maybe once school ends, but right now work is kicking my ^&%).  But those other three, we usually have every week–sometimes more often.  You know about the pizza; sandwiches are easy; burgers just get little circles of bread instead of buns because the GF buns we can get aren’t worth the $1,000.  Breakfast consists of a meat–chicken breakfast sausage or bacon– eggs, fruit and waffles, muffins or scones.

Here’s my favorite GF scone recipe:

  • 2 cups GF flour mix*
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • extra granulated sugar and milk for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment or grease likely.
  2. Blend together flour mix, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt
  3. Cut in cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand, with a few larger (pea-sized)pieces
  4. Mix milk, eggs and vanilla, then stir into butter/flour mixture.
  5. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of dough at a time and place on baking sheet at least 1 inch apart.  Brush tops with milk and sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar. 
  6. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly brown.

* I trade off baking by weight and by volume, but I almost always use Gluten Free Girl’s all-purpose flour mix (this link also has a great basic muffin recipe, by the way).  My current mix is more rice than anything else, but also has amaranth, oat, sorghum, millet, tapioca and potato flour.

About Lissa

I love bread, cake, cookies, pasta and all other forms of wheat. One of my twin boys has celiac disease. We'll make it work. As of spring 2011, I'm the mother of one 1-year-old and two 2-year-olds. I'm a full-time math teacher and full-time parent, a liberal feminist with a traditional streak, an above-average cook but not a foodie, a native midwesterner and happy Seattleite. I'd love to feed my family local, organic food, but I'd also like to pay the mortgage.
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