You won't believe how simple this vegan gf scones recipe is! In this post, I will go through all the tips and tricks to get these scones queen Elizabeth approved.
I will also be answering your FAQs like ‘how long will scones keep ‘is it cream and then jam on a scone’ ‘how scones are made’ ‘how much should scones rise’ and so much more so your scones come out to perfection.
Why you’ll love this vegan gf scones recipe
- It’s completely vegan and gluten-free
- It's a scone 4 ingredient recipe
- Perfect for a breakfast, picnic, or tea party
Expert Baking Tips for this scones easy recipe
Although the recipe for these scones English recipe is super simple, here are just a few expert tips I'd recommend:
- Ensure your vegan butter and flour are fully mixed in, with a crumble texture before, adding the milk to ensure there are no lumps.
- Use a fluted cookie cutter to create that traditional scone look.
- Make sure to brush your scones with plant-based milk or vegan butter so they can golden in the oven.
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Ingredients list for this vegan gf scones recipe
For these scones vegan you will need:
- Caster Sugar - This is just a very refined sugar if you can’t find it refined granulated sugar will work well here too.
- Xanthan gum - This will prevent the scones from crumbling and act as a stabilizer.
- Vegan butter - Either vegan block butter/spread will work well here
- Gluten-free self-raising flour - If you didn't want to make these gluten-free simply substitute this for normal self-raising flour. There’s no need to add xanthan gum if you're not making these gluten-free.
- Plant-based milk - I used MIGHTY Whole milk for this recipe. It’s made from yellow split peas and British oats (with no concentrate) which require considerably fewer resources (land and water) than cow’s milk or nut milk. Making it more sustainable and great for the environment. Find out more here.
How scones are made
Step by step instructions
Begin by mixing together the dry ingredients into your bowl and then add your vegan butter. Cream it together with your fingertips to create a crumb consistency.
Then pour in your plant-based milk gradually while mixing, until it comes together as a dough. Roll the dough between 2 sheets of cling film until 2cm in height.
Then with the fluted end of your cookie cutter, cut out your scones from the dough and place them onto your baking tray. Evenly spaced.
Finally, brush with plant-based milk and bake for 10mins at 160°
Once the scones have cooled down, slice them in ½ and spread on a teaspoon of jam and teaspoon of cream. Place the other ½ of the scone on top like a sandwich and enjoy with a cup of tea!
If you don't want to make these scones vegan simply substitute the plant-based milk for normal whole milk and the vegan butter for regular margarine or block butter.
FAQs about scone recipe gluten free
Is it pronounced scones or scones ?
I pronounce it ‘scoones’ not ‘sc’ ‘on’ but I mean to say it, however, you fancy there's no right or wrong way in my opinion.
Will scones keep overnight ?
Home-made scones generally last 1-2 days if stored in an airtight container and in a cupboard.
Will scones go bad ?
Any longer than 1-2 days at room temp and they can become a bit dry. If storing scones in the fridge they will last for about a week.
Other variations that can be made with scones ?
Strawberry scones are one of my favorites - where you fill your scone with a tiny bit of jam then slice strawberries and a dollop of cream.
But nothing beats classic vegan scones and cream
Storing and freezing
Will scones freeze?
Yes, scones freeze well. However, make sure you let them cool before freezing. Place them in an airtight container or a resealable bag to protect them from freezer burn. These scones should not be filled with jam or cream, they should be whole.
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Recipe for scones vegan :
- Fluted Cookie Cutter
- Baking tray
- 80 g Vegan Butter
- 20 g Caster sugar
- 340 g Gluten free self raising flour
- 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 120 ml MIGHTY Whole Plant based milk (an extra tablespoon for glazing)
- Vegan Double Cream
- Strawberry jam
- Preheat your over 180°c and line your baking tray.
- Mix together the dry ingredients into your bowl and then add your vegan butter. Creaming it together with your fingertips to create a crumb consistency.80 g Vegan Butter, 20 g Caster sugar, 340 g Gluten free self raising flour, 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum, 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- Pour in your plant based milk gradually while mixing. Mix until it comes together as a dough.120 ml MIGHTY Whole Plant based milk
- Roll the dough between 2 sheets of cling film until 2cm in height.
- Then with the fluted end of your cookie cutter, cut out your scones from the dough and place onto your baking tray. Evenly spaced.
- Finally brush with plant based milk and bake for 10mins at 160°120 ml MIGHTY Whole Plant based milk
- Once cooled, slice and fill with jam and cream to enjoy for your tea!Vegan Double Cream, Strawberry jam
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