This recipe is adapted from Kim Boyce’s wonderful baking book, Good to the Grain, which inspired me to take more pride in the gluten-free flours I have in my pantry. In an attempt to introduce more whole grains into the daily baking she did for her girls, this Spago-trained pastry chef started playing with quinoa, amaranth, and teff. What she found is that these flours have flavors. This is one of my favorite facts about gluten-free baking. You can build flavor in a baked good with the flours you choose to use.
She has a recipe for strawberry barley scones in the book. I can’t eat barley — it contains gluten. But, I do love buckwheat, with its slightly nutty taste. And since buckwheat is a member of the rhubarb family, why not pair them together?
Since Kim wrote her book, she discovered that one of her daughters is gluten intolerant. I made this recipe for Sophia as much as for you. Everyone should be able to eat good scones, warm after the baking.