Summery Scones

I decided to make some fruity vegan scones today because Matt’s got his German speaking exam and I wanted to cheer him up/have an excuse to bake. He told me that scones are his favourite kind of sweet snack, which I was pleased to hear because they’re perfect in the sun with a big dollop of raspberry jam :)

The scones were absolutely lovely and light, and a really nice way of waving goodbye to the lovely weather we’ve been having for the past few days (clouds are forecast for tomorrow) – my flatmates even had a little picnic outside whilst we were attempting to revise which was really nice, although I kept manically re-applying sun cream the entire time because I got burnt when we went toΒ Morecambe beach on Saturday; my legs look like big sticks of rhubarb, which you can all tease me for!

I made the scones with Whitworth’s Fruit Mix, which is an array of different dried fruits and peel, but they’d be equally as delicious with raisins, sultanas or dried apricots – I once found a recipe for lemonade scones with lavender cream which sounded absolutely divine, but I’m a bit too poor for such lavishness at the moment.

This recipe is 100% vegan, and no egg-replacers or weird stuff used, just really quick and easy scones adapted from the non-vegan BBC Good Food recipe.

Vegan Fruity Scones

Ingredients

350g of self-raising flour

A pinch of salt

One teaspoon of baking powder

85g of vegan margarine

3 tablespoons of caster sugar

One teaspoon of vanilla extract

A good squeeze of lemon juice

175ml of soya milk

85g of dried fruit

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius (my oven only goes up to 200, so I left them in for slightly longer; if you’re making them at 220, only keep them in for 10 minutes)
  2. Tip flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, then rub in the margarine until it forms a crumb consistency. Stir in the sugar and fruit
  3. Heat up the soya milk slightly, then add the milk, vanilla and lemon into a ‘well’ in the middle of the dry ingredients and stir in with a metal knife.
  4. Tip the mixture onto a floured surface and work the dough a little until it forms a smooth ball
  5. Cut into 8 quite thick rounds, brush with a little more soya milk, then bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the tops are golden – serve with lots of jam :)

Serves 8

How English do you feel right now?

Oven fresh

Beach :)

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22 thoughts on “Summery Scones

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  4. hi Emily, nice blog! I love the pictures of your scones, bet they tasted just as good! I’ll have to try them someday with the Soy milk…sometimes I have it about. Where about’s in England do you live? I’ll be moving there pretty soon.

    • Do try them, they were really lovely :)
      I’m at university in Lancaster at the moment, which is in the depths of the countryside, but me, my mum and my little sister live in South London, which is where my heart is. Where are you moving to? x

      • Hi Emily! My boyfriend is British and lives in Northumberland (gorgeous countryside!) so that’s where I’ve spent most of my time. I have been to the Lakes and never want to leave them! I’m a painter and the land inspires me tremendously. You should check out my fine art website: http://www.marymcandrew.com I have a blog there about nature sketching mostly, the baking blog is just because I love baking so much! Friend me on Facebook or send me an email so we can chat. I like making new friends in Britain! ps one of my sons just finished Univ. and is moving to China!

  5. I think I moved to England in my 20’s so I could have scones everyday. The American ones on this side of the pond don’t even come close. Every time I visit your blog I am inspired to try something vegan. So, thank you!

  6. I feel very English right now! I also love, love scones! Your fruit scones look incrdibly tasty & lovely too! :) Lucky boyfriend! :) A must try! :) How did he on his exam?

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