Strawberry Scones

Early summer in England is all about the strawberries and what goes better with strawberries than scones? Here’s a simple variation on a scone recipe. Adding strawberries gives the scones a real summery vibe, and makes me think of sitting on immaculate English lawns. They’re a big craggy and rustic – as scones should be, in my opinion – but packed full of flavour! Anyone for tennis?

Serve with whipped dairy-free cream and strawberry jam for the fully authentic experience.

Strawberry Scones (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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makes 12

  • 450g plain flour
  • 3 tsps baking powder
  • 75g dairy-free spread, such as Pure
  • 70g caster brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 300ml oat milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries, plus slices for the top

- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade/Gas mark 6

- Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

- Stir in the sugar.

- With your fingertips, gently rub in the dairy-free spread until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

- Make a well in the centre and pour in the oat milk and vanilla essence.

- Bring together to a soft, sticky dough.

- Carefully add the strawberries, trying not to crush them too much.

- Turn onto a floured surface and very gently bring together to a soft, smooth dough.

- Pat out with your fingers until 3 cm thick.

- Cut out with a 6cm cookie cutter (or whatever size you choose)

- Place on an oiled and floured baking sheet.

- Place one strawberry slice on the top of each scone

- Brush the tops with oat milk and sprinkle with sugar.

- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden on top.

- Cool on a wire rack.

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6 thoughts on “Strawberry Scones

  1. I made tour tasty strawberry scones today & added some cinnamon to the dough! They are just divine, my dear friend! I am eating hile enjoying 1 or 2 while seeing Wimbledon on the BBC! X

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