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Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time today and so my post is going to be rather short. I suppose it’s fitting because the recipe is rather short too. It’s a real easy one, and may seem like a bit of a ‘cheat’ considering it didn’t take all that much effort to veganize but if I’m going to post everyday, while working full-time, and preparing for my upcoming trip, I gotta cut corners somewhere you know? So anyway, Irish Soda Bread is one of my favorite things to make and eat around St. Patrick’s Day. It’s typically a pretty easy thing to make, though depending on the recipe it can take a bit of time. Taking delicious soda bread and turning it into scones cuts your baking time below half, and you get perfect individual sized pieces of bread that you can just scoop up. Enjoy these deliciously light scones for breakfast smothered in non-dairy butter, jam or marmalade, or enjoy them as a nice counterpart to a savory suppertime soup. However you choose to enjoy them, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to whip up, and even happier that they contain almost no fat! How cool is that? Though, due to the low fat content they must be eaten quickly and are best consumed fresh out of the oven. Though they will keep for a day, two at most.

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Irish Brown Soda Bread Scones 

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Wheat Flour
1tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Sea Salt
1 ½ Cups Non-Dairy Milk (I used Soy)
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

– Preheat the Oven to 425’F

– In a measuring cup combine your non-dairy milk and the apple cider vinegar. Let sit for 5 or so minutes until the milk curdles.

– In a large bowl mix together the 2 flours, the baking soda, and the salt. Make a well in the center and add the milk, vinegar mixture.

– With a wooden spoon combine the milk mixture with the flour mixture until a dough forms.

– Now, you can go the traditional route and flour a work surface, roll the dough out and use a biscuit cutter to cut the scones, or do what I do. Grab a spoon, scoop up blobs of dough and plop them down onto an oiled baking sheet. I don’t have time for all that rolling and cutting nonsense and truth be told I don’t own a biscuit cutter anyway. I like my biscuits and scones to look ‘rustic.’

– When all your scones are cut – or plopped – on to the baking sheet, and the oven has finished preheating, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden brown.

– If desired brush the tops with a little melted non-dairy butter before baking.

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*** Note – If you want a slightly richer scone, use a combination of non-dairy milk and non-dairy sour cream. Mix 1 Cup non-dairy milk, with ½ Cup non-dairy sour cream, and 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar, and proceed as directed above.***

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