El Faro Flour Secret Gluten-Free Scones Recipe

El Faro SconesEl Faro Gluten Free Flour – Artisan Blend – Hand-crafted in Small Batches on Pender Island

  • “Your flour has given me my life back. I can bake again for the first time in years confidently.”

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From desserts to scones to fish & chips, El Faro’s Flour Blend forms the foundation of all of the baking at El Faro Fusion’s 100% gluten-free restaurant. Now we can enjoy their artisan mix in our own kitchens!

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El Faro Scone Recipe


  • 2 cups El Faro Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 TSP baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 140ml whipping cream (you might need slightly more (1 – 2 TBSP) to make sure the dough is well mixed but not too wet)
  • Fruit
    • lemon (1 TBSP zest + juice of one lemon) or
    • fresh cranberries (1/3-1/2 cup) or fruit of your choosing


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar together in a bowl, until a crumb is formed (I use a pastry cutter to get the butter ground in fine)
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and cream together
  4. Add the liquid to the crumb mixture
  5. Roughly mix the dough
  6. Add the lemon juice, lemon rind and cranberries
  7. Continue to mix the dough, until it is smooth
  8. Form into 8 equal rounds by hand
  9. Gently cream wash the top of the scones
  10. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown (I’ve done it with a gas oven for 29 minutes but our oven may have been a slightly lower temp than 400F)
  11. Cool before serving with your favourite topping


El Faro Artisan Flour Blend IGEl Faro Gluten Free Flour 

“From hard times come small gifts. In the spring of 2019 we formulated our gluten-free flour and then sidelined the project. During Covid we couldn’t find our favourite gluten-free flour and everything we tried just didn’t measure up to our expectations in creating our favourite baked goods.”

“We pulled out the formula we created and made our favourite scones with it. We nailed it!! The quality, taste and texture were beyond our wildest dreams for anything gluten free. We then shared it with our valued customers and friends for feedback and their overwhelming positive feedback and encouragement led us to you!! We are so excited for you to try our flour for all of your baking adventures!”

“We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to share your baking adventures with us at [email protected]


“Little by little I am working through my favourite cookie recipes now using your flour. Nothing but success! These ones are particularly good, ginger crinkles! They turned out better than ever. With your flour I am actually thoroughly enjoying baking (and eating) my gluten-free treats again!”


“Today I made one of my favourite recipes that I haven’t been able to make for years … Toblerone Shortbread. Oh my goodness, they turned out so well! You’ve restored my faith in baking. Thank you so much!”

Ingredients: Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Sorghum Flour, Sweet Rice Flour, Arrowroot Starch and Xanthan Gum.

Fish & Chips El Faro FusionEl Faro Fusion 100% Gluten-Free Restaurant has moved from Pender Island to Parksville! Find them at 631 Island Highway E! Look for the Food Truck out front!

“We put love in our food and it comes back to us! If you’re one of life’s adventurers, you will always be welcome at El Faro.”

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About Us

“At El Faro, we create 100% gluten-free, naturally hand-crafted fusion cuisine. We believe that good food heals the body as well as the soul. All our dishes are vibrant, delicious, fresh and fun and made with locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients.” Learn more about El Faro …

Sample Food Menu (selection may vary)

  • Mesclun Salad • El Faro Signature Salad • Tostada Salad
  • Sides • Fresh Cornbread • House-made Tortilla Chips • House-made Salsa
  • Fish & Chips • Bliss Bowl • Traditional Poutine • Epic Poutine
  • Bone Broth • Tortilla Soup • Tostada
  • Tacos: 6″ Organic Non-GMO Corn Tortilla:  Bean and Cheese • Free Range Chicken • Steak Taco • Vegetarian Taco • Asian • Hawaiian Chicken Taco Inspired Taco • Fish Taco
  • Korean BBQ Beef Bowl • Teriyaki Fish Bowl • Rock Cod
  • Nachos – Vegetarian • Hawaiian
  • Desserts – handmade daily, exclusively in-house: Bailey’s Infused Chocolate Mousse • Vegan Donut

Drinks – El Faro is fully licensed and features a great range of wines and bottle and draft beers

  • Wine • House White • Organic Red  • Locally crafted Wines from Seastar (April – September)
  • Ciders • Strongbow • Twin Island Cider  • Locally crafted on tap
  • Beer • Philips Blue Buck  • Sleeman’s Honey Brown • Gluten Free Lager
  • Kombucha • Island Booch  (made in house)