These light and fluffy Gluten Free Rhubarb Scones are studded with tart bits of rhubarb. If you like to sweeten things up a bit, feel free to glaze them with a simple icing made of confectioners’ sugar and milk.
Ever since I was a young child, I loved rhubarb. My Mom always had a few plants along the edge of her large garden, and when the rhubarb was good for picking, my brother and I would get ourselves a stalk, wash it, fill a small bowl with sugar, dip the end of the rhubarb in the sugar, and enjoy. It was like the garden version of Fun Dip candy.
When we moved into this house nearly 5 years ago, one of the first things added to the garden was a rhubarb plant. One single, lonely red rhubarb plant. The first year when you plant or transplant a rhubarb plant, you are not supposed to harvest from it. So that first year, it just grew stronger, and bigger. The next spring, I was so happy to see the rhubarb poking through the ground. It had survived the winter, and would be ready for picking in a few more weeks.
That rhubarb plant has grown into a nice, strong plant now. I took a piece off of it and started a second plant, and bought a third. For Mother’s Day this year my family built me a nice large gardening bed where my three plants can grow and multiply for years to come. Although I can only harvest from one plant this year, I am really looking forward to next year’s bounty already. Fresh Rhubarb Crisp is usually the first thing I make when the rhubarb is ready for picking. A few weeks ago, while reminiscing with my Grandma about the large garden she used to have, I asked her what was the first thing she used to make when her rhubarb was ready for picking. She said “Probably Rhubarb Platz”. Platz is like a large, flat pie, baked in a shallow baking sheet. Although I haven’t gotten around to trying to bake Grandma’s platz gluten free yet, I have been enjoying some of my garden’s rhubarb in other ways. Like in these scones.
If you have a bounty of rhubarb, here are some other gluten free rhubarb recipes you may enjoy: