These traditional yet vegan black currant scones are whole wheat but delicious and as buttery and flaky as can be. This is one of our favorite weekend breakfasts.
I substituted the cream traditionally used in scones with soy milk, and that resulted in a great improvement in their nutritive value without really sacrificing any of the taste.
I did use a small amount of zero-trans-fat vegetable shortening - 3 tbsp - in this recipe, mainly to create that flaky texture that makes scones so irresistible. But the shortening replaced butter in the original recipe, and since zero-trans-fat shortening has fewer saturated fats than butter, the substitution is still a healthier option.
A friend who is quite a foodie declared these the "best scones she had ever tasted." But judge them for yourself.
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Vegan Black Currant Scones Recipe
Vegan Black Currant Scones
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In another small bowl, mix the nondairy milk and the flaxmeal and set aside.
- Add the vegan butter and vegetable oil to the bowl and mix gently with a fork until the pieces of vegan butter are no larger than peas and the mixture looks crumbly. Stir in the raisins or currants, then drizzle in the flax-milk mixture.
- Mix everything together until the mixture just comes together in a ball. Do not overmix. Transfer to a floured surface and pat the ball into an 8-inch disc. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the disc into 8 wedges, like a pizza.
- Transfer the wedges to a cookie sheet. Make sure you leave at least ½ inch of space between the scones.
- Brush the tops of the scones with some soy milk.
- Bake for about 14 minutes or until the tops are browned lightly. You can either let them cool on a rack or serve them warm either plain or with vegan spread and jelly.