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My vegan kick... Recipe: Coconut Scones with glaze

Posted on September 25, 2012 | 0 comments

So as those close to me know, I have being trying out healthier options for food lately. Although I still cook meat, I have cut down on red to once a week, sometimes once every two weeks, and am trying to incorporate more vegetarian. So I’ll share some of the recipes I’ve tried so far, much to my delight and those around me. I will confess, I might not go all-vegan just yet, but for now it has been fun trying out recipes, especially these baked goods, which everyone who tasted it, loved. I can’t take credit for these recipes, they are from my fav dessert blog - The Pastry Affair, but I made slight tweaks to accommodate for differences in my oven etc. I’ll post one a day…

Let’s start with my fav:

Coconut Scones:

1 cup all-purpose flour 
1/2 cup whole wheat flour 
1/4 cup granulated sugar 
2 tablespoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/3 cup coconut oil (solid state, not liquid) 
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes 
3/4 cup coconut milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the solid coconut oil with a pastry blender (or your fingers) until the mixture resembles coarse sand. (I just added it in with my fingers, and mixed all the ingredients together with my hands until it formed a dough). Stir in the coconut flakes and coconut milk until the mixture comes together.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a disk roughly 1-inch thick. I used a glass to press out rounds, and then placed them on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the edges barely take on color. Allow scones to cool completely before glazing.

Coconut Glaze 
1/2 cup (62 grams) powdered sugar 
1 tablespoon coconut milk

In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and coconut milk. I put this in the fridge for a little while before using. Using a spoon, drizzle glaze over cooled scones. Allow a few minutes for the glaze to set before serving.

These really are yummy for breakfast or afternoon tea. You’ll never know they’re vegan, except for a slight difference in texture from normal scones. Otherwise they’re delicious and a great addition to anyone’s recipe collection!

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