Scones are a traditional English favourite, (similar to what is known in the USA as biscuits) often eaten warm with lashings of butter or cold with cream and jam.
This simple recipe is a vegan version, fast to make and fast to cook. The use of brown sugar rather than white, and dates gives a slightly caramel taste.
3 cups of self raising flour
80 grams vegan margarine
brown sugar (non bone char)
1/2-3/4 cup soy milk, or other plant milk
1/4 cup dried dates, chopped and soaked in a little hot water for 10 minutes
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)
In a large mixing bowl add the flour, well sifted.
Add sugar, depending on taste. Stir through.
Add the dates, reserve the liquid. Mix well.
Add milk to the reserved date soaking water, until it reaches half a cup. Add to the flour mix and combine.
The dough should not be sticky to touch. If the mix is too dry add more milk, a tablespoon at a time.
When combined, roll the dough out on a floured board and break out small balls of dough. (Or leave in the mixing bowl and scoop them out)
Place these on a greased baking tray.
Bake for 10 minutes or until brown and a wooden toothpick comes up clean.