Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Here's an easy scone recipe that we love. The scones have a delicious flavor from the orange and spice. We especially love them topped with apricot jam (try the 20-minute apricot jam recipe in The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook made from dried apricots!)
2 cups whole wheat pastry or spelt flour
2 tablespoons unbleached sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Juice and grated peel or 1 orange
1/4 cup cold vegan butter or coconut oil, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup nondairy milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom, and grated peel of one orange. Mix the butter into the flour mixture with a fork, pastry cutter, or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal. A food processor works well for this too.
Mix the juice of one orange (about 1/4 cup) and the milk together in small cup. Stir into flour mixture, until it begins to hold together. Knead with your hands to form a ball. Add more milk if necessary together it to hold together. Place dough on floured board and roll out to a 7-inch disc of about 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until bottom and edges are golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.
Makes 8 scones