Monday, October 20, 2008

VeganMoFo: Scones

This is a really easy recipe that you can make in advance of serving. I made them the night before. It is based on the orange scone recipe from VWaV, but I made it healthier and punched up the flavor.

Cranberry-Orange Scones
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsp baking power
1/2 tbsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup dried cranberries
zest from one large orange
juice from same orange (about a 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup hemp milk + enough to make 1 1/4 cup liquid total
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp light oil
1 tsp orange extract

Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Combine flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cranberries in a large bowl and set aside. 

Juice orange and add hemp milk to equal 1 1/4 cups liquid. Add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. Pour into dry ingredients and mix just until dry is incorporated, a few streaks of flour are okay.

To make triangles: divide dough in half. Pat out one half into a thick circle on a lightly floured surface. Cut into six or eight wedges (a pizza wheel is great for this). Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart and repeat with second half of dough. 

To make rough circles: drop by 1/3 or 1/2 cup portions onto baking sheet 2 inches apart. 

Bake for 12-15 minutes, until sides no longer look doughy. They will not get very brown. 

Cool completely. Glaze if desired (below). Eat. Be happy.

This is not essential, but is very yummy, especially if you are serving these by themselves.

zest of 1 small orange
3 tbsp orange juice
about 1 cup powdered sugar

Whisk all ingredients together. You want a thick, but pourable glaze. Drizzle over scones. Allow to dry before you eat unless you want sticky fingers.


Anonymous said...

I really love the combination of orange and cranberries. Thank you for the recipe.

Jen Treehugger said...

I LOVE the glaze!
Thanks for the recipe...something I HAVE to try.

aTxVegn said...

Wow, those turned out so nice! I love cranberry and orange flavors together.


Great recipe for Thanksgiving time.
Can't wait to try these.

Anonymous said...

Scones are possibly my favorite pastry. Your scones are beautiful! Cranberry and orange go so well together.

Bethany said...

they looks so good. probably even better w/ tea...

scones are the best. probably because I'm in love w/ biscuits.