Gluten-Free Mini Scones With Manchego, Red Pepper & Onions

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These gluten-free savoury mini scones are pretty special and sure to please. They are made with Manchego cheese, caramelized red pepper and onions flavoured with chili pepper. I can say they have a subtle Spanish flavour. When it comes to cheese, and savoury baking Manchego cheese is my favourite. The cheese has a buttery, nutty flavour with slight piquancy and melts beautifully. I love to serve these scones as a starter with a salad or as an appetizer because they are small and you can top them with just about anything like avocado, smoked salmon, ham, eggs, tomatoes the list is endless. My favourite way to serve these mini scones is as burger sliders because of their size and flavour. These gluten-free scones have a light texture, and they are best when freshly baked. For any leftovers, I reheat them in an oven at 375 F for 5 minutes, they come out just as if they were freshly baked. On a side note; I would like to share my favourite gluten-free cookbook selection

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. GF chili powder
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (I used cup4cup) add 1/2 tsp. of Xanthan gum if your blend does not include it
  • 1/4 cup GF cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp. GF dried basil
  • 1 tsp. Cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. Aluminum free-baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Manchego cheese
  • Instructions

  • In a small skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in chilli powder and set aside to cool
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal, basil, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer place butter and eggs, mix until creamy. Add 1 cup of dry ingredients and milk. Mix until creamy. Remove the electric mixer and add balance of dry ingredients, onion and pepper mixture and cheese. Using a spatula mix until a dough forms
  • Using a heaping tablespoon scoop out dough about the size of a golf ball. Shape into balls and place 1 inch apart on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 40 minutes
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375 F for 18 - 20 minutes, until golden. Cool for 15 minutes before serving


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