Sheepscot General at Uncas Farms & Gluten-Free Strawberry Cheddar Scone Recipe
The number one fruit that all the experts say you should choose organic is strawberries. You eat the whole fruit, it has no protective rind and it grows low to the ground – so you should always eat only organic strawberries.
The Uncas Farm grows organic strawberries. You can pick your own. It is located at 98 Townhouse Road in Whitfield Maine. The website is www.sheepscotgeneral.com. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We got there at the tail end of the first picking. This made it a challenge, but also the strawberries were at the peak of ripeness. These sweet delicious organic strawberries are taste like a remembered childhood first strawberry and a visit to the Uncas Farm for strawberry picking and the treats at the General Store is a great trip.
This recipe works because the strawberries are at their peak of ripeness and sweetness. The cheddar is good aged cheddar. Our guests are always looking for recipes, and here is one I think you will enjoy – Gluten Free Strawberry Cheddar Scone Recipe.
Sheepscot General Store and Cafe
This general store in Whitfield Maine has great stuff. Kristi brought home fresh baked bread, local meat and produce, organic food, organic locally made soaps, organic produce from Uncas farm – including kale, and a wonderful café. They have a peanut grinder to make your own peanut butter!
There is a pleasant comfortable seating area in the café where you can enjoy the food. The menu is online if you’re curious.
Pick Your Own Strawberries – Here’s the thing to do…
If you plan on going picking – obviously check the weather. But call first as well to make sure that the strawberries are ripe and ready and that the field has not been picked clean. Kristi wen on July 10, 2014. Generally the first week in July to about the beginning of August if the farm staggered its crops.
Gluten Free Strawberry Cheddar Scone Recipe
Gluten Free Mix
While you can experiment with mixes, we’ve found that Pamela’s is a good reliable mix. We get consistent results, with a little tweaking, that our guests really enjoy. We use it in our pancakes, waffles, and scones.
Windward House Bed and Breakfast Gluten Free Strawberry Cheddar Cheese Scone Recipe
Pamela’s Scone recipe is on the back of the bag. But I will add to it here our little additions.
2 ¼ cups Pamela’s pancake mix
1/3 cup of organic sugar
1 tsp baking powder
4 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup of milk
1 cup Chopped organic strawberries, very ripe
1 cup Crumbled aged cheddar preferably organic
1 egg, large beaten
Bacon fat or beef fat
Yield: 10 scones.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients. Add a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the dry mix. Whisk it in. Cut in the butter. Add the milk and eggs combining all together with a fork. The dough should be thick. Heat the fat until it is liquid. Take a large muffin pan or a scone pan, and using a teaspoon drip in the bacon fat or the beef fat into the cups of the muffin or scone pan.
Fill each muffin cup in the muffin pan with one half of the scone batter. Spoon in strawberries and cheese, and then fill the cup the rest of the way with the scone batter.
Bake for 15-17 minutes until the scones are light golden brown outside, and all batter is baked. You may judge with a toothpick. You may eat them hot or cooled. A great breakfast idea is to poach and egg, cut open the hot scones and put the egg inside the crater. Serve as is, or with a dollop of fresh hollandaise. Man! That is delicious!