Traditional Scones

Similar treats are known as “biscuits” in the US, where everything is upside down, and people do not worship the Queen.

Scones can be sweet or savoury and are a simple, yet impressive treat for guests. These scones are light, fluffy and positively poetry-inducing. 

To reduce the cost and improve the healthiness of these I’ve swapped margarine for oil and soy milk for water. At the bottom of this recipe you’ll find suggestions on how to modify this recipe to your requirements.

Best served fresh and steaming ♥



3 & 1/4 cups flour
1 & 1/4 cups water
75g rice bran oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 teaspoons baking powder
Soymilk to brush on top


Mix dry ingredients. Stir in wet ingredients until the mixture becomes dough. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface and slightly flatten the dough. Slice it into 12 pieces. Sprinkle flour on a baking tray and distribute the pieces onto the tray. Brush a little soy milk on top. Bake until golden.

To sweeten the recipe add; sultanas or dried fruit, cinnamon, banana, cardamon or chocolate chips. Serve with margarine, soy cream, jam, sweet syrup or bananas.

To make the recipe savoury add; nutritional yeast, fake ham or sun dried tomatoes. Serve with; margarine, hummus, gravy or Marmite or Vegemite.

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  1. I reckon I can do you one better.

    3 cups of self-raising flour
    1 cup of THICK coconut cream
    1 cup of fizzy Indian tonic water (or lemonade)

    Ten – fifteen minutes at two hundy, yank ’em and chow out with extra coconut cream and jam. So fast you can make them while walking through an occupied open-home.

  2. Wow, that sounds amazing Craig!

  3. Holly

     /  January 11, 2012

    I have just discovered your blog through the vegan forum. It’s great! I am not vegan, not even vegetarian…. yet. I dislike meat more and more as I get older so feel compelled to make the shift. It’s nice to read a NZ blog as I am in Auckland. I will keep reading and try some of your recipes. Thanks! Holly.

    • That is so encouraging Holly, this is why I wanted to share my recipes 🙂 you’ll also notice they aren’t expensive or complicated as I don’t like spending heaps on specialty food. Almost all of my ingredients can be found in any regular supermarket. Let me know how you go!

  4. Add chopped dates and lemon zest it makes them sooo delicious! The lemon makes it sweet somehow (insert food science reason here)


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