2 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 cups gluten-free white baking chips
2 teaspoons shortening
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine flour blend, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in whipping cream; mix until dough holds together. Stir in cranberries and 3/4 cup white baking chips.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 10 times or until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; shape each piece into 8x1-inch log. Cut each log into 4 (2-inch) pieces; cut each piece in half diagonally to form small triangles.
Place scones, at least 1 inch apart, onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool completely.
Combine remaining 1/2 cup baking chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave on Medium (50% power) 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring every 30 seconds until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle scones with melted chocolate.
Gluten-Free Flour Blend
: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.
This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking