Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vegan, soy-free lemon-maple scones... yum!

this evening i really wanted to try and make scones... i found a delicious-looking vegan recipe here, but since i am trying to go soy-free, i adapted it a bit because i had coconut alternatives. they came out SO delicious, so so good. give them a go if your'e aching for something to go with your afternoon tea : ) ! 

what you'll need: 
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- zest of one lemon
- 1/3 cup coconut butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk (start with this much, then perhaps add more later if dough is too dry)
- parchment paper

greatest coconut milk
i recommend this brand, its given me no trouble so far as a substitute! 

what you do: 
Pre-heat oven to 400 f
- mix dry ingredients together (flour, powder, salt, zest)
- mix wet ingredients together separately, of course. (juice, syrup, milk)
- after whisking the dry ingredients together, cut in coconut butter, until the mix is damp and crumbly
-add in the wet ingredients
- using your hands, mold the dough together (but don't overdo it, just until it is all mixed)
- if too dry, add more coconut milk. if too wet, add flour

- on a floured clean surface, roll the dough out 3/4" inch
- using a cookie-cutter, or a glass, cut out small circles (approx. 2 1/2" across)
- place on a cookie sheet, on top of parchment paper

before going in! (optional)
- around 2 tablespoons maple syrup in a bowl, adding powdered sugar until it is a fine mix
- using a fork or brush, drizzle this over scones for a thin layer
- add finely chopped almonds on top

bake for around 12 minutes & enjoy! 

i recommend this book for tea-ing & sconing. its so cute! 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Abigayel, thank you for your comment! The camera I use is a Canon 500D, mostly with a 50mm f/1.4 lens.

    These lemon-maple scones look so good! I'm going to pass the recipe on to my vegan friend because she's always looking for sweet treats to bake. Last time she visited we attempted vegan cookies, and they were quite possibly the worst cookies I have ever eaten! We did, however, just throw some golden syrup, flower, nuts and vegetable oil into a bowl and hope for the best, so we probably got what we deserved :)