Thursday, 3 June 2010

Strawberry and Basil Scones

Strawberry and Basil Scones, originally uploaded by Vegan Year.

This is such a summertime treat. When your local Farmers Market, or local fruit and vegetable store, is bursting with ripe strawberries and huge bunches of basil it’s time to make these. Perfect served with sliced fresh strawberries, or just touched up with a little margarine. Good warm out of the oven and cooled.

Strawberry and Basil Scones
Makes 10

1 Cup Soymilk
1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

3 Tablespoons Strawberry Jam
3 Tablespoons Sugar
3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
1 teaspoon Strawberry, or Vanilla Extract

2 Cups Plain Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
3 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt

½ Cup finely diced fresh Strawberries, about 8 medium
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh Basil, packed

Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine the soymilk and vinegar, stand 5 minutes to curdle.
Add the jam, sugar, oil, and extract to the soymilk and whisk to combine ensuring no big lumps of jam remain.
Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Just mix to combine.
Gently fold in the basil and strawberries.
Portion the scones into 10 using a ⅓ Cup size measure, place on the prepared tray, and then bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Once lightly browned the scones are done.
Cool on tray for 5 minutes prior to removing to cool on rack, or eat warm.


aimeeshealthyliving said...

What a great combo...strawberry & basil! I will be trying these sometime soon:) Thanks for sharing.

The Selfish Vegan said...

yum, those scones look really tasty. thanks for the recipe :)

Carla said...

You're both very welcome!! Enjoy!

veganfoody said...

I wouldn't have thought to put strawberries and basil together - so thanks for the insight! As luck would have it, I have basil growing in my garden, and strawberries too - not ripe enough yet, but I can wait...have bookmarked this recipe for when they are ready!

Vegan Zombie said...

These are just DELICIOUS! I stumbled on this recipe a little while ago and finally got around to making them. What a beautiful, aromatic recipe. I hope you don't mind if I put my rendition of this recipe on my blog? I give credit, of course ^_^ and link to your great site. That is my post, and if you have a problem with this at all, please let me know and I'll take it down. :)

Thank you for the inspiration! nom nom nom

-Vegan Zombie

Laulie123085 said...

This is a fantastic recipe. They came out delicious and the whole house smells amazing!

Carla said...

Hooray for a house smelling like scones!!!