Having an egg-free diet has meant I really miss eating scones! I have been to every UK supermarket to try and find egg free ones however I have failed miserably! I have also searched the internet high and low and read through hundreds of cookery books for a tasty recipe and I have now come up trumps!
The original recipe is from the BBC Good Food website however I have amended it slightly to my taste buds!
350g self-raising flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
85g butter (cubed and at room temperature)
5 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Some extra milk for glazing
100g of raisins (optional)
- Heat your oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.
- Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl, then mix.
- Add in the cubed butter and rub gently with your fingers until the mixture looks like the consistency of crumble topping.
- Add in the sugar and mix
- In another bowl heat the milk until warm and add in the vanilla extract and lemon juice, then set aside for a few minutes
- In the meantime cut your greaseproof paper to your baking tray size and place in the oven
- Make a well in the dry mix (by this I mean make a whole in the middle of your mixture) and add in the liquid mix quickly with a fork (if you are adding in raisins (add them in once the mixture has started to form a dough)
- The mixture will be quite sticky but don’t panic! Scatter some flour on your work surface and knead the dough (just a little bit!) until it starts coming together as a dough.
- Roll out your dough until it’s about 3cm in depth and using as 4cm cutter, cut some round scones out and place on your baking tray.
- Repeat until you have used up all your dough
- Glaze your scones with some milk
- Pop into the oven for 10 mins until the scones are golden and have beautifully risen
- Take them out of the oven and let them slightly cool
- They are best served warm with any of the serving ideas below
- jam and clotted cream,
- whipped cream and strawberries
- butter and marmalade (it sounds strange but try it before you knock it!)
I have spoken to a friend who tweaked my recipe to make it vegan friendly and it seemed to work fine, so give it a go!
Let me know how you get on with this recipe and if you find any egg free scones in any supermarkets, I would really appreciate if anyone can let me know where I can find them!