As mentioned my previous post, this week I am sharing recipes and tips on creating the perfect Vegan Afternoon Tea and the next thing I’d like to share is my recipe for… Scones!
Scones were the first thing I learnt to bake as a child and have been a regular favourite in my kitchen ever since. When I started creating vegan recipes, I knew scones had to be one of the first things I had to “veganize” and I’m super happy with the results!
These scones are light and fluffy, just like I wanted.
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:
Part of my guide series on How To Serve a Vegan Afternoon Tea
- *475 g self-raising flour
- 50 g caster sugar
- 85 g vegan butter, (I used Vitalite)
- 240 ml dairy-free milk, (plain + unsweetened) mixed with 1 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
- (Optional) handful of dried fruit, to make fruit scones
- Preheat the oven to 200c / 390f and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- 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 milk 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 1/2 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.
- 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, 1/2 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