Scones are not from Devon but Scotland (a ‘bannock’ made with oats and wheat flour). The Duchess of Bedford says the exact time to enjoy a scone is 4pm! Why not forgo plastic packaging and animal ingredients, and bake your own? Kate at The Veg Space says her ones are good enough for a National Trust tea room! Serve with palm-oil-free vegan butter and vegan whipping cream.
Keep scones away from pets due to fresh dough (can expand in the stomach) and toxic ingredients like dried fruits, nutmeg, chives.
Also try Kate’s Vegan Cheese Scones which are made with dairy-free cheese and a little mustard. Serve with a bowl of soup. These contains chives (the tiniest members of the alliums, their botanical name is Greek for ‘reed-like leek’). Chives (and all alliums like onions, scallions, leeks & shallots) are toxic to pets.
These vegan scones with treacle (Domestic Gothess) offer something different. These are nice warm with palm-oil-free vegan butter (we like Naturli) and the recipe creator likes to (wickedly!) drizzle them with golden syrup. Or serve with jam and vegan clotted cream. And of course, a proper pot of tea!
In North America, scones (called ‘biscuits’) tend to be served with gravy for breakfast! But their scone recipes for afternoon tea are also nice to try, they tend to use sweeter ingredients. These Vegan Blueberry Scones (The Roasted Root) are ideal to use up a glut of summer fruits. If you don’t want to form into discs to make the triangle shape, just make simple drop scones.
where to buy palm-oil-free vegan scones
Positive Bakes makes delicious vegan afternoon tea sets, including their own ‘not clotted cream! which is thick and creamy, and delicious slathered onto their scones, with a pot of real fruity jam!