Recipe

Coconut scones

A fresh take on the English classic (and they're vegan).

  • 40 mins preparation (plus cooling and refrigeration)
  • Makes 12
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (450g) self-raising flour
  • ¼ cup (40g) icing (confectioners') sugar
  • ¾ cup (180ml) canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup (250ml) soda water
  • 1 tablespoon canned coconut milk, extra
  • 125 grams raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 1 cup (280g) vegan coconut yoghurt

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Sift flour and icing sugar into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre; add coconut milk and soda water. Use a butter knife to cut the liquid through the flour mixture, mixing to a soft, sticky dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until just smooth. Press dough out to 3cm (1¼in) thick.
  • 3
    Dip a 5.5cm (2¼in) round cutter in flour; cut 12 rounds from dough. Place scones, side by side, on tray, just touching. Brush tops of scones with extra coconut milk. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned and centre of scones sound hollow when tapped. Leave scones on tray for 3 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • 4
    Place berries, juice and coconut sugar in a medium bowl. Using a fork, crush raspberries; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Drain excess liquid from raspberries over a jug or bowl.
  • 5
    Halve cooled scones; serve topped with yoghurt and berry mixture.

Notes

Scones are best made on the day of serving. Scones can be frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight container. To thaw scones, wrap in foil and heat in a 180°C/350°F oven for 10 minutes or until heated through.

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