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Gluten Free Recipe: Raisin Scones (Lactose Free too)

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I made a batch of these gluten free scones for a mega Mother’s Day gluten free afternoon tea and this recipe worked brilliantly. Mine were also lactose free, as my mum is lactose intolerant, and they still turned out perfect with a lovely light texture. The raisins are optional, but I like a fruity addition to my gluten free scone! For non-lactose free coeliacs, just use normal milk and butter instead of the Lactofree products.

Gluten Free Lactose Free Scones

Gluten free scones


  • 350g gluten free self-raising flour (I used Dove’s Farm)
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp xantham gum
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100g Lactofree Spreadable butter
  • 100g raisins
  • 125ml Lactofree Fresh Semi Skimmed milk
  • 2 medium eggs (plus 1 egg for glazing)


  1. Preheat over to 220C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, xantham gum and salt.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour mix with you hands, to produce a crumb-like mixture.
  4. Add the raisins to the mixture.
  5. Add the eggs and milk to the mixture gradually, stirring to combine as you go. You will probably need to get your hands in there again to get a nice pliable dough. If it is sticky, add a bit more flour. If it is dry and breaking apart, add a drop more milk.
  6. Dust a surface with flour and then press the dough out with you hands or a rolling pin, until it is around 2cm thick.
  7. Cut into rounds using a 6-8cm cookie cutter (dust the cutter with a little flour before each press, to reduce the risk of sticking). You should end up with 12 scones.
  8. Place the scones on the greaseproof paper, brush the tops a little beaten egg (from the extra glazing egg).
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until risen and golden. Eat straightaway, or allow to cool and freeze for later use. Serve with jam and cream for the full English gluten free afternoon tea experience.

Gluten free scone jam cream

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