Vanilla scones

These scones couldn’t be simpler to make. They’re perfectly soft and crumbly on the inside and satisfyingly crusty on top. Ideal served with jam, vegan clotted cream, and tea on a summery afternoon.


Vanilla scones

Convenience: 10 mins to prepare, 12 mins to cook ~ easy to scale up
Makes: 15 scones


  • 475 g (3 3/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 75 g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 75 g (1/3 cup) non-dairy margarine (ideally palm oil free)
  • 240 ml (1 cup) non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C or 390 F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. Using an electric beater, mix in the margarine until it is fully incorporated.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla, and beat until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Tip the dough out onto a floured surface, and kneed for a minute or two.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough until it is about 2 cm thick.
  7. Cut out circles using a small scone cutter or upside down glass, and place them onto a non-stick or lined baking tray.
  8. When you can’t cut out any more circles, ball the dough up, and roll it out again to cut out a few more.
  9. Bake for about 12 minutes, until lightly golden on top.
  10. Serve warm or room temperature with your favourite jam, vegan clotted cream*, and tea.

*I make a quick sweet clotted cream by combining equal quantities of non-dairy margarine and vegetable shortening, then adding powdered sugar to taste.

How many EA Tasty Spoons does it get?

  1. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32 No animal products.
  2. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32None of the ingredients are particularly harmful to the environment, so long as you can find a margarine made without palm oil.
  3. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32All of the ingredients can be fairly cheap.
  4. Not healthy, because it’s mostly refined carbohydrate.
  5. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32So delicious. You won’t be able to eat just one!

Total EA Tasty Spoons: 4


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