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Sara Joss

I tried this recipe a couple years ago and the result changed my life! No, really. These orange-glazed scones are really easy to make and you would never know that they were dairy free. You can eat them as a breakfast treat or a dessert and they go very well with tea. Makes 12 scones.Ingredients:

Scones:
1/2 cup soy cream
3/4 cup soy or rice milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons finely grated orange zest (save orange for the glaze)

Glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons melted earth balance, a butter substitute
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice, from the orange you grated
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Combine wet ingredients (all except oil) and set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients then add the oil, wet mixture and orange zest and mix until just combined. Note: The dough should be clumpy.
Divide the dough into two equal portions.
Knead each portion a few times, then form into 6-inch discs. Cut each disc into six slices — pizza style.
Place each slice on a prepared cookie sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until slightly brown and firm on top. Transfer to a plate or cooling rack.
Mix the confectioners sugar with the melted Earth Balance, orange juice and orange zest until smooth.
Pour 2 tablespoons of orange glaze over cooled scones. Let the glaze set before eating.
10) Eat up. Don’t forget to share!

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