My kids are just like me – they can’t resist a good scone or muffin! And it sure comes to our advantage that I enjoy baking so much… We’d be spending a fortune if all the baked goods that we consumed on a regular basis were store bought… hmmm…. yeah, I think maybe owning a bakery would be a good idea! I am my own ideal customer 🙂
Old-Fashioned Strawberry Chocolate-Chip Walnut Scones
The first time I made these scones, I used a boxed egg replacer. They turned out so perfect, that I have just stuck with this recipe ever since… I would love to try these sometime using a flax egg, but I just haven’t wanted to change a thing!
- 1 “Egg” (I like to use Ener-G-Egg Replacer for this recipe)
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup raw sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup cold butter (aka Earth Balance)
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup strawberries, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- cinnamon/sugar mixture for sprinkling (optional but recommended)
1) In a small bowl, make 1 “egg” with egg replacer & set aside.
2) Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a cookie sheet (or two) with parchment paper.
3) In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture using a fork. You want it to be crumbly, like bread crumbs or slightly larger like pea sized crumbles.
4) Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts and strawberries.
5) Mix the soymilk with the egg and whisk well. Pour into the flour mixture and mix by turning and kneading the dough until it is all mixed and there are no large clumps of flour. You may be tempted to use a tad more liquid but I assure you it won’t be necessary if you keep kneading the dough and flipping it. (If you feel it absolutely necessary to add more liquid I urge you to only add an additional tablespoon where needed or your dough will end up sticky.)
6) Gather the dough into a ball and flatten on a lightly-floured surface. Pat dough down gently until its about < 1 ” high and cut into 8-10 pieces, obscure shapes or triangles, whatever pleases your eye. Place the pieces on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. I like to make mine in zig-zags 🙂
7) Bake about 15 minutes until tops are just starting to turn golden. (Watch the bottoms for they tend to brown faster than the tops.) Cool on a wire rack. Devour.