If you live in Scotland or travel to the UK, there is one thing you will come across: Scones!
Almost every Café will offer them in different varieties. Traditionally they are plain or sweetened with raisins and eaten with Jam, Butter & Clotted Cream.
Savoury Scones usually are with Cheese and often eaten with Soups or Salads.
They are one of my favourites when it comes to a Treat and I make a batch from time to time and freeze them so we can easily defrost them on a Sunday and enjoy them.
The traditional recipe has little ingredients but surely not all of them are Vegan. A wee while ago I came across a lovely and easily made Vegan Version that my son and I love!
Quickly made and you probably have all those ingredients in the house anyway!
Here is how I make them (makes 12 small one or approximately 8 medium sized ones):
Preheat the oven to 200 °C
450 gr self raising flour
40 gr icing sugar
200 ml Coconut Milk
200 ml Soda Water
1 pinch of Vanilla powder
Mix the flour with the sugar and Vanilla in a bowl, then add the Coconut Milk and the Soda Water. Take a knife (a regular one that you would eat with) and “cut” the dough together. It will take a wee while. The dough should be sticky but not runny.
Knead the dough together on a surface with flour, then roll out to approx. 3 cm thickness. I use a drinking glass dipped into flour to cut out the rounds which usually works very well.
Place on a baking tray with Parchment Paper and brush the top either with some Coconut Milk (if you have any left) or some plant based Milk as an alternative.
Place in the hot oven for about 20 – 30 minutes, depending on your oven. They should be golden brown and risen. Place on a wire rack to cool.
I eat my Scones with Jam only, but if you need the “Clotted Cream” there is Soy Cream, Oat Cram or Coconut Cream which will complement the Jam.
I hope you enjoy baking those Scones yourself!