Lemon poppy seed scones

    25 min

    Delicious lemon and poppy seed scones that happen to be vegan. Note, this recipe can be changed quite easily. And the proportions are pretty forgiving, too. Experiment to suit your own tastes as these are very adaptable.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 165g dairy free soya spread
    • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
    • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
    • 120ml soya milk
    • 120ml water

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / gas mark 6 and lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.Rub in the dairy-free spread until the mixture is crumbly. I like to use my hands to do this.
    3. Stir in poppy seeds, lemon zest and lemon juice. Combine the soya milk and water, and gradually stir into the dry ingredients until the mixture is moistened, but still doughy. You may not need all of the liquid.
    4. Spoon large plops of the dough onto the greased tray, keeping them 6cm or so apart as they will spread.
    5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes the preheated oven, until golden.

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    Reviews in English (7)


    I'm living in Alabama, USA and my kitchen is not well equipped! We wanted orange scones and so made the substitution of orange zest and juice. We did substitute butter and cow's milk also and had to use powdered sugar instead of the caster grind. But overall were very tasty indeed and we will make them again!  -  03 Jan 2012


    I bought some of these in our grocery store bakery and wanted to make them myself. I used smaller (approx 5 in. diameter by 1 in. thick) pieces of the dough cut into pie wedges for nice bite-sized pieces. There was way too much baking powder in this recipe, making it taste 'salty' and not enough sugar or lemon flavor (and I followed the recipe exactly). I will probably try this recipe again, but with more lemon zest and sugar; less baking powder. Consistency was good and it was relatively easy to make and has some healthy ingredients too.  -  29 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious with a bit of apricot jam and cold class of milk! I followed other raters' suggestions and added more lemon zest (full lemon's worth) and less baking soda (3 teaspoons only) and it was just right.  -  24 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)