A classic British scone made vegan! This recipe is pure baking therapy and the result is just like the dairy-laden kind. Enjoy with some clotted cream and jam.
Scones are my number one obsession, when it comes to baking. I had to share this vegan scones recipe along side my Vegan Afternoon Tea guide, where I share more recipes and tips.
They were the first thing I learnt to bake as a child and have been a regular favourite in my kitchen ever since. If any of you have a copy of my cookbook, you’ll see a photo of this on the first page!
This recipe is 100% the one I make most from my blog. These scones are baked almost weekly. And with good reason, because they’re so delicious.
I don’t reserve scones for just special occasions, they’re an every day favourite in my house, but every now and then it’s nice to “dress them up” with a selection of jams, clotted cream and perhaps some strawberries too to make a quintessentially British treat!
These scones are:
- Light and fluffy
- Easy to make
- 240 ml unsweetened dairy-free milk
- 1 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
- 475 g / 16 ¾ oz / 4 cups self-raising flour*
- 50 g / 1 ¾ oz caster sugar
- 85 g / 3 oz vegan butter spread
- (Optional) handful of dried fruit, to make fruit scones
- Extra milk or aquafaba, for glazing
- Vegan clotted cream
- Preheat the oven to 200c / 390f and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Mix the milk and vinegar together in a jug, allowing it to curdle and create a "buttermilk".
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt.
- Add the vegan butter in a tsp at a time and use your fingers to rub it into the flour. Alternatively, use a food processor or stand mixer.
- When the butter is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles a dense sand, slowly add the buttermilk mixture and mix until it forms a soft dough.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and kneed briefly. Add the dried fruit at this point, if using. Flatten into a 1-inch thick dough and cut out the scones using a small cookie cutter or upside down glass. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet and brush with a small amount of almond milk or aquafaba.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.
- Enjoy warm from the oven with some vegan butter & jam or cooled with some vegan clotted cream!
*Self-raising flour already contains salt and raising agents but if you can't get hold of any - just use plain flour with 2 tbsp baking powder, ½ tsp bicarbonate soda and a pinch of salt.
Nutrition InformationYield 15 Serving Size g
Amount Per Serving Calories 208Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 12mgSodium 454mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 4g