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!