Scones in the UK are
different from scones in the United States. They're smaller, less sweet, and typically served with butter and jam. A perfect snack at
¾ cups self raising flour
1 tsp baking
6 tbsp Earth
Balance, or other vegan margarine
2 tbsp caster
½ cup soy milk,
plus a little extra for glazing
½ cup raisins
(optional, you could substitute nuts or other fruit)
Jam and vegan
butter to serve
your baking sheet. Sift
the dry ingredients into a bowl. Add
the Earth Balance. Using your hands, rub the fat into the dry
ingredients, making a sandy mixture of small clumps. Slowly add the
milk, stirring with a wooden spoon. Once the mixture is an even
consistency, mix in the raisins.
your work surface with all-purpose flour and roll out the dough to a
thickness of 1 inch. Cut out your scones using a circular cookie
cutter and glaze them with milk using a pastry brush (if you don't have one, you can just dip your fingers in milk and glaze them by hand). Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. Let cool
and serve with jam (strawberry is most traditional) and/or vegan butter.
I made this recipe, I rolled the dough a little too thin, and I got
11 ½ scones. You should roll yours thicker, about 1 inch, and it
will yield 8 scones.
“But what time is tea time?”, I hear you cry. Experts vary in
their opinions on this matter. “High tea” involving scones, cake,
biscuits, cucumber sandwiches and a fancy tea pot is usually served
at 4pm. However, in the North, “tea” might also be used to refer
to the evening meal, which is eaten quite early, around 5pm.