Before you ask, no I’ve not gone sugar free, dairy free or vegan; but I do love experimenting with different products and recipes and as my sister is vegetarian and currently cutting out dairy I thought I’d give vegan baking a bash.
These scones are a bit of a foodie treat. The addition of the walnuts and figs (optional) give them a posh feel and the vegan cheese is a parmesan substitute so you really get that cheesy flavour without the added dairy.
You will need a baking sheet lined with baking paper or well greased.
- 200g self raising flour
- 100g wholemeal flour
- Teaspoon baking powder
- 100g dairy free margarine (we used Vitalite)
- 130ml Vegetable stock (broth in US)
- 100g chopped walnuts
- 60g vegan Italian hard cheese substitute
- 2 fresh figs- quartered (optional)
Preheat the oven to 190°C gas mark 5/6.
Combine the flours and baking powder with the margarine and rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the cheese and walnuts and mix well.
Pour in the stock and mix to form a sticky dough.
Roll out to about an inch thick and cut into any shape you fancy. We want for triangles but rounds will work just as well.
Place on the baking sheet and top with the fig quarter.
Bake for 15 minutes or until raised and golden.
Allow to cool before serving. Delicious with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.