Whenever i get bread cravings i usually make scones because they are so simple to make – not to mention delicious!! Usually a batch of scones makes 8-10 scones which lasts max 3 days in my house hahaha. I love scones so much so eat 2-3 at a time. However as it takes around 30 minutes to make and not so many ingredients it is easy to whip up when i get cravings!
I usually use THIS recipe when i make scones, however as i had some cornflour at home from a recipe i made for my ebook i decided to try make cornbread scones. Which is basically just switching some of the flour for cornflour… and can use oil instead of margarine if you want. However i think using margarine adds more flavour and more moist. (However, since my palm oil post i am going to be more aware of what margarine i buy as the one i had at home had palm oil – and well, i want to avoid consuming palm oil as much as i can.)
- 470ml (c.a 6dl) flour
- 118ml cornmeal
- (3-4tbs) 80 ml sweetener or sugar
- c.a 1 tsb baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- c.a 100-150g vegan margarine
- Around 200ml vegan milk/water or aquafaba (or do 50/50)
Preheat oven to 220degrees celsius.
Mix together the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt in a baking bowl. Make sure well combined (you can sift the flour into the bowl so that it is well combined).Add the sugar/sweetener and mix.
Cut the butter into small squares (should be in solid form/i.e not melted) and then mix together with your hands so that the mixture becomes crumbly.
Add in the liquid and mix together. The dough should not be too liquid and not too dry either. So add either more liquid or flour depending on how the texture looks. You should be able to pick the dough up easily.
Flour the work surface and mix/work the dough there a few minutes. Then form equally big scones shaped balls and place onto the baking sheet. You can flatten the balls slightly however they will not rise so much in the oven.
You can coat the scones with non dairy milk or aquafaba.
Into the oven c.a 15-20 minutes. (If you are unsure if the scones are done on the inside you can cut into one of them and check to see how the middle is).