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Easy vegan scones anyone can actually make!
It’s nothing new, I have always had a sweet tooth. One of my favorite treats is definitely a nice buttery scones with a steamy cup of hot chocolate or rooisbos tea or chai tea . For a long time, it seems quite intimidating to try baking scones the regular way let alone trying to make it vegan. The concept of substituting animal products ( eggs, milk, real butter) for something suitable with similar results is a learning process with gigantic curve! Nonetheless, I keep trying because it is so rewarding when you finally get it right like with these vegan scones!
As a matter of fact, you might be aware of how hard ( depends on where you live), it is to find vegan food anywhere outside of the frozen section at the grocery store or your kitchen let alone a good vegan bakery. We have such high expectations, I suppose!
To make matter worse, vegan baked goods tend to cost a pretty penny!
For example, this specialty bakery charges 6 dollars for donuts, trust me, it was the worst sweet mess I have ever eaten!
A few notes on the process.
Making vegan scones is quite easy, really. It’s easier to make it vegan than non vegan, it is also tastier! I know, right!
Originally, I tried to make the scones with almond flour, it wasn’t that much of a success but it turned out really great with Bob’s Red-mill Paleo flour mix or spelt flour. I didn’t care to use unbleached all-purpose flour. It’s not my favorite flour to bake with!
Subsequently, the key is to let the butter and flour incorporate until crumbly before adding the rest of the ingredients. I use either a hand mixer or a stand mixer. It’s easier and quicker. However, it bears to note that coconut oil or any type of oil doesn’t yield the same result as vegan butter. My go -to vegan butters however, are earth balance spreads and sticks, Miyoko European style cultures vegan butter ( To spread on anything!) and I can’t believe it’s not butter vegan spread.
Are you drooling yet? These vegans are so worth it!
Finally, what should you expect?
First of all, you will definitely love these scones because they are:
- easy to make
In summary, they are the best you will ever have!
Time needed: 35 minutes.
Easy vegan scones
You will need:
3 cup self raising flour plus more for dusting
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup of vegan butter, soften ( coconut oil doesn’t work that great)
1 cup soy milk
2 tbsp freshly squeeze lemon juice
For the icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup vegan butter
1 tbsp soy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Heat the oven to 420 degrees
First, In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and flour mix until the flour is crumbly using a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
Second, Add the salt, the baking soda, the caster sugar, lemon juice and soy milk.
Mix well until smooth.
Third, Add the berries
Then, dust the reminding flour on a clean surface, transfer the dough, knee it gently.
Fourth, flatten the dough about 1 1/2 inch thick.
Cut the dough with a knife in wedges or just freestyle it into roughly round shapes.
Lastly, bake on a lined baking sheet for 25 minutes or until the bottom in golden and the edges are a
- For the icing
First, add the powdered sugar, the butter, the vanilla, and the soy milk in a bowl.
Mix until smooth. Second, let chill in the fridge until ready to use.
Finally, remove the vegan scones from the oven, let them cool completely before icing.
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