On long weekends you’ve got to bake something special, and its been so long that I had these that I just had to try making some myself. I used to buy cherry scones every time we went shopping, and this recipe had me remembering all those delicious tastes in every mouthful. Definitely a great autumn treat!
(Makes 8 scones)
2 cups wholewheat flour
2 tbsp icing sugar
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup glace cherries
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius
Sift the flour, icing sugar and baking powder into a bowl
Add in the vegan margarine and combine using the rubbing in method
Once the mixture reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs, add in the almond milk
Add a little of the water and mix until the mixture becomes a moist but still thick dough
Chop the cherries and add to the dough, kneading slightly to blend them evenly
Turn out onto a floured surface and flatten to a circle a few inches thick
Cut this across the middle, then again across the middle, to create 4 quarters
Cut each quarter in half (cutting the circle across the middle twice more) to create 8 wedge-shaped scones
Place these onto a lightly greased baking tray and brush with almond milk (and brown sugar, if you like)
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the top is slightly browning
Allow to cool, then serve with jam!
These are also delicious with vegan margarine, nut butters or just plain, with a cup of chai tea.
I find it slightly perplexing that no one has thought to do vegan high tea in Toronto; I know for a fact that I’d be there on a weekly basis!