Saturday, October 18, 2008

pineapple-coconut scones

these are rich and buttery with a hint of tropical fruit flavor. the recipe is based on the glazed orange scones in vegan with a vengeance, but it's different enough that i want to post it here. you could adapt it easily by adding different fruits, nuts and extracts.

first, mix dry ingredients together:
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (raw or toasted - next time i'll try toasting first)

next, add 4 Tbsp Earth Balance margarine and mix with a pastry blender or a fork till there are no large clumps of margarine.

next, add wet ingredients:
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1 cup nondairy milk
2-3 Tbsp pineapple syrup (random ingredient - i know) or other fruit syrup or 1 Tbsp any flavor extract

and mix until combined. you can add more liquid or more flour to get a consistency you like. i prefer a drier dough that you can pick up in your hands, the original recipe in vwav usually seems a bit wetter.

to make these very pretty, divide the dough in two, form each portion into a 6-inch round and cut into 4-6 triangle slices (like a pizza), then place onto a baking sheet (lightly oiled or lined with parchment paper). to make them the lazy way like i did, just plop big handfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet, whatever size you like. as you can see from the pictures, i like my baked goods HUGE. you can make them smaller if you are less of a glutton or if you have more people in your house. either way, it's nice to press some turbinado sugar onto the tops for a sweet crunch.

bake at 350 F for 12-20 minutes depending on size and on your oven. they should be nicely browned on top.

dunk into soymilk and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Is 3 table spoons the correct amount of baking powder for these?

sophia said...

it seems like a lot, but i'm pretty sure that's what i used. i checked the original recipe from VWAV and it uses 2 Tbsp for the same amount of flour, so you could go with that if you're afraid of a baking-powder taste. i like fluffy scones and i never notice the powder taste if i sift it in really well, but some people are more sensitive to it than i am.