Vegan, Gluten Free, Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Scone Recipe


As promised, and just in time for the Holiday season here is Rebecca Jean Caterings amazing Vegan, Gluten Free, Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Scone (and Glaze!) recipe.


You may have heard people comment that gluten free or vegan pastries sacrifice flavor or consistency when compared to “regular” pastries, but these are a sure fire hit every time. The bourbon glaze brings a bold flavor to the tender scone. Try these treats at home. They’re great for breakfast or a satisfying snack!

You’ll Need:

5 c. gluten free all purpose flour                1 c. brown sugar

2 ½ tsp. baking powder                                 1 ½ tsp. baking soda

1 ¼ tsp. salt                                                         2 ½ tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. ginger                                                         2 tsp. cloves

1 ¼ tsp. nutmeg                                                 5 oz. Earth Balance, chilled

4.5 oz. Spectrum shortening, chilled        1 ¼ c. pumpkin puree

1 tbs. molasses                                                    1 ½ tbs. maple syrup

¾ c. vegan yogurt (e.g. cultured coconut milk)

2 tbs. flax meal (soften in ½ c. water)       1 ½ tbs. vanilla extract

1 tsp. maple extract                                           1 tbs. bourbon

 Paddle together dry ingredients to blend.  Mix Earth Balance and Spectrum until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.  Whisk together remaining ingredients and mix into dough.  Portion out dough with scooper.

Slightly flatten dough ball before baking.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 mins. or until it tests done.

 Yield:  Approx. 2 dozen



4 c. powdered sugar, sifted                              ¼ tsp. salt

1 tsp. maple extract                                            3 tbs. bourbon

⅓ – ½ c. coconut or rice milk

Whisk together until smooth. Dip surface of cooled scone into glaze.  Allow glaze to set. ENJOY!



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At Rebecca Jean Catering we are always excited to treat you to food that is as fresh and local as possible and this year we can’t wait for you to get a taste of our fall inspired treats.

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Spiced Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Glaze

First on the menu, those sexy squash. Sweet or savory squash is friendly with any flavor and we like to make the most of it while we can.

Earlier this week our kitchen prepared some amazing pumpkin mac ‘n cheese, taking the tried and true hibernation inducing blend of creamy cheeses, sauce, and dispossessed smiles(the mac’s)  giving it that creamy kick only pumpkins can provide, as well as potassium and Vitamin A.

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To keep you extra warm and ready for the day, Rebecca Jean Catering brings you plump pumpkin pancakes.

Here’s a tip!

When cooking at home, whole pumpkins planned primarily for pies is often much thinner when pureed than the stuff in a can. To get your pies the fluffiest, bake rather than steam or boil the pumpkin. To use for a pie, mash and drain your baked squash through cheesecloths, or blend.



Pumpkin Scones with Maple Bourbon Glaze


Pumpkin Lasagna and Ravioli!

Rebecca Jean Catering on the Top 5 Caterers in SF list!


Thanks go out to the wonderful people at Social Tables for putting us on their list of Top SF caterers!

We share that honor with only 4 others in the bay area.


Social Tables is a cutting edge event diagramming, seating, and check-in product for event planning.

Based in Washington D.C., they’ve created a software to take care of all your seating hassles. They also have a wonderfully informative blog with stories about event planning, hospitality, and catering. When they aren’t busy sharing tips to help your company and run great events, they are out working with event planners and caterers around the country. The released their lists of top event planners and caterers in Boston and Philadelphia, and when they made it to the Bay, we made it to the list!

So thanks again Social Table!

And thanks to all of our wonderful fans, we look forward to serving you again.


BBQs and Picnics: We Do It Best! – Snag A Free Strawberry Shortcake!


BBQ Kick off the spring and celebrate through summer with BBQs, picnics and other outdoor fun from Rebecca Jean Catering!

We specialize in transforming outdoor areas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area  into welcoming gathering spaces for crowds of any size. Come rain or shine, our experienced staff will make each guest feel like they’re the life of the party.
Contact us today at (800)828-2689 or for your free event consultation!

Book an outdoor event with us between now and July 31st and we’ll include FREE Strawberry Shortcake for every guest! Just mention this offer to our event planners!



We specialize in seamless execution of a wide range of event services:

Event Planning | Day-Of Coordination | Tenting & Rentals | Bottled Refreshments | Props & Carnival Games | Schwag & Prizes | Teambuilding Activities | Interactive Performers | Live Bands | Kids Entertainment | Vendor Booths | Portable Waste


We consider ourselves masters of coaxing that signature smoky flavor out of the grill and prepping light and filling fare for a perfect picnic. We use fresh, seasonal ingredients to shape our menus inspired by classic Southern comforts and traditional al fresco dishes.

View our BBQ-Picnic Menu with options for specialty sides and selections straight from the grill.

Choose the service style to match your event:

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres | Buffet-Style Service | Family-Style Service | Boxed Meals | Chef-Led Action Stations

Outdoor Venues


From the intimate surroundings of your own backyard to spacious open grounds, we will help you select the most appropriate venue for your outdoor event. Get a glimpse of what some of the the finest venues in the San Francisco Bay Area can offer (pictured from left to right):

For private luncheons or society gatherings, we recommend the lush Flora Grubb Gardens. Amid towering palm trees and suspended succulents, the serene urban oasis is ideal for small gatherings of up to 50 people.

For a cocktail party or wedding ceremony, we recommend the breathtaking views from the lawn of the Observation Post of the Presidio. With the backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance, the venue’s panoramic views can also be enjoyed from the luxurious indoor ballroom. Available for both receptions and meetings, the Observation Post’s capacity varies.

For corporate picnics or industry celebrations, we recommend the San Mateo County Event Center. With a whopping 48 acres of available outdoor space that can accommodate up to 5,000 guests, the grounds at San Mateo County Event Center are like a blank canvas awaiting a dramatic fairground transformation.


We’re pros at recognizing the amazing potential of any outdoor space. Our creative instincts, diverse aesthetic and artistic direction set our styling apart from the rest (pictured from left to right):

For rustic elegance, check out our Backyard BBQ Pinterest Board

For south of the border flair, check out our Southwest Desert Pinterest Board

For colorful amusement, check out our Under the Big Top Pinterest Board 

For a twist on a classic carnival, check out our County Faire Pinterest Board

Outdoor Decor Options

Are you throwing an outdoor event this spring or summer? Contact our expert event planning staff today!

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Boost Your BBQ! Tips for a Stellar Spread


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When the weather is 70 and sunny, we forecast hot coals in our future. Firing up the grill creates a world of possibilities for flavorful eats. While we’ll gnaw on any perfectly charred piece of BBQ, we prefer to enhance our grill grub with fresh made seasonings that pack a big punch. So chuck that store-bought sauce off your porch and learn how to boost your BBQ with these simple DIY grilling tips.


Lighten your side dishes with a tangy vinaigrette. 

There’s a handful of reasons to support swapping mayonaise dressings with a tangy vinaigrette for sides like slaws and potato salads: it’s healthier, it’s more food safe at room temperature, and it’s easy! Just think of it as a blank canvas for balancing tart acids like rice vinegar or fresh squeezed lemon juice with spicy ingredients like diced jalapeno or grated horseradish and sweet notes like roasted cherries or honey.


Get a fresh, fiery flavor by making your own spice rubs.

Since smoke and spice were made for each other, don’t disappoint your grill with bland pre-mixed seasonings. Roasting dried peppers in a low heat oven will intensify their flavor, adding a fresh, bold kick to any dish.

Start with whole dried peppers like guajillo, ancho or pasilla (you can find them at Lucky supermarkets or most Mexican grocery stores) and give them a quick rinse so they rehydrate just a bit – this makes them easier to work with. Remove the stems and seeds and then toast your chiles on a baking sheet in a 250-300 degree oven until they become brittle (about 5-7 minutes). Once they cool down, grind them into flakes with a motar and pestle or in a food processor for a more fine finish. Sprinkle it over a thick steak or cubed tofu as a traditional rub or mix it with lime zest and toss it on top of juicy mango or pineapple.


Elevate the juices with a basic brine. 

Brining meat is most definitely a science, but don’t be intimidated: this extra prep step will keep your leaner cuts of meat moist by actually adding more liquid to the meat (like I said…science!).  Brining is a long process — we recommend a good 12 hours of alone time for small cuts like chicken breast or 24 hours for whole chicken or pork loin — so be sure to begin brining a day before the big BBQ.  

Combine 1/2 gallon of water with 1 cup of Kosher salt and 1/2 cup of sugar in a large pan and heat until the salt and sugar have dissolved. Add seasonings like lemon zest, smashed garlic cloves and herbs then remove from heat to cool. The brine must be cold to use, so add about 2 lbs of ice to the pot to bring the temperature down.

Place your meat in a large ziploc bag and transfer the cold liquid to it (keep it in a pot to catch any escaping juices) and allow brine to distribute for 12-24 hours depending on the size of your meat (longer isn’t better — over brining will result in salty meat). Before you toss it on the grill, be sure to pat the meat dry to ensure a crisp golden brown coating.


How do you boost your BBQ? Share your steps below!