Vegan Eton Mess Scones
Eton Mess Scones... Have you ever heard of something so perfect for afternoon tea?! These bad boys would be perfect to make if you host a summer BBQ, garden parTEA or afternoon tea! If you make them, let us know what you think!
This awesome recipe was created by Tea Rep: Kloe_bakes
Makes: 6 - 8 (depending on size)
What you will need:
What to do:
1. The first thing you want to do is pre-heat your oven to 220C/200 fan/gas mark 7.
2. Then you need to pour 175ml of milk into a saucepan and put it on a low/medium heat. Whilst your milk is heating up, fill a Tea Infuser Sac with 2 1/2 tbsp of Eton Mess tea. When your milk is hot (not boiling) take it off the heat and add in your tea and let it infuse.
3. Whilst your tea is steeping, it's time to sort of the rest! Start by combining your flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. You then want to start adding in your margarine in small lumps and rubbing your mixture together with your fingers (baking is WAY more fun when you get stuck in!).
4. When your mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, you want to stir in your chocolate (it's best if you break it into small pieces).
5. By now your milk should be infused with the Eton Mess tea so remove the Tea Sac from the saucepan and give the milk a stir.
6. In your large bowl, make a hole in the center of your flour mix and pour in the milk and combine the mixture until you have a sticky dough. It may be easier to add a little bit of milk at a time.
7. Scatter some flour on a clean surface and run out & fold the dough a few times. Then, roll out the dough until it's around 4cm thick and use a small scone cutter to cut out your scones.
8. When you've got as many scones from the dough as possible, transfer them onto a large baking tray and brush them with a little more milk. Make sure your scones are a few centimetres apart so they don't stick together when baking!
9. Pop your tray in the oven and bake for 10 - 12 minutes (or until golden). Remove them from the oven and tap the bottom of a scone (with a knife) and you'll know they're done if it sounds hollow! If done, leave them to cool on a wire rack.
10. Make a cuppa and enjoy one (or two) smothered in jam!