80g dairy free butter (I like the Pure sunflower or Vitalite for these)
240 ml dairy free milk (Oat works like a dream)
Strawberry jam and vegan cream to serve (Food Heaven squirty or Elmlea plant based double. )
Pre- heat the oven to GM 6 or 200c
Put all the ingredients in a bowl or food processor and mix into a dough.
Flour your hands and the work surface
Tip out the dough and bring it together to a smooth dough
Using a cutter cut out your scones.
Put on to a lined baking sheet and pop in the oven for 12 minutes.
Eat warm straight from the oven or allow to cool if you have the patience!
Tips and Cheats
If you want an even rise on your scones don’t twist the cutter as you cut them out. You can add sultanas to the mix, about 100g for fruit scones too, or cranberries, apricots, dates etc what ever takes your fancy! If you don’t eat them all at once the scones will keep for about 3 days in an air tight container, although I wouldn’t know because they never last that long!
In a mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder, oil, milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Split the mix in half and colour one half pink and one half yellow. (This is totally optional!)
I use a small roasting tin to cook the cake in but you can use any tin you wish. Line the tin with baking paper.
Pour in the pink mix and spread evenly.
Carefully pour over the yellow mix and very gently spread it out.
Cook for 25-30 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool
To make the icing put the icing sugar in a bowl and add in a tsp of water at a time until you get a thick icing. It should just be able to pour.
take out 3 tbsp of the icing and colour pink.
Pour the white icing over the cake and then either using a piping bag or a spoon drizzle over the pink icing in a pattern of your choice!
Allow the icing to set before cutting.
Tips and cheats
This cake really is a chuck it all in and mix cake it is so easy. You don’t have to colour the batter and you don’t have to colour the icing. Depending on your oven cooking time will vary slightly by 5 minutes so just watch it from 25 min so it doesn’t burn.
So many options with this! you can take out the cinnamon and add in a cup of dark chocolate chips or a cup of dried cranberries. You can add a cup of chopped nuts or you can add a layer of nuts to the top before cooking. If you don’t have a loaf tin just bake as a cake in a square or round tin and reduce the cooking time to about 30/35 minutes.