English Scones & Vegan Cream Teas!

It’s Wimbledon season! And, for once, it looks like a Brit might actually have a shot at winning. If Murray does make it, he’ll be the first Brit to win the men’s singles title since Fred Perry in 1936!

Fred Perry

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Like many Brits, Wimbledon is the time of year when I indulge in an English scone or two and big piles of English strawberries.  This year, I decided to go one step further and have been making full-on English Cream Teas :)

But how can you have scones or cream tea if you don’t consume dairy, you ask?  Well, I’ve got some great tasting alternatives for you.  In fact, I would even stretch as far as saying that they taste better than the traditional recipes.  English scones are often very dry and heavy (hence why they need so much cream and jam in the middle), but these dairy-free scones are much lighter and moist in the middle. In fact, fresh out of the oven they don’t even need any filling.

Dairy Free Scone (Vegan)

As a dairy-free alternative to clotted cream, I make a thick, spreadable coconut cream, lightly sweetened and flavoured with a hint of vanilla.  For me, the flavour and texture of this coconut “clotted” cream pairs perfectly with strawberry jam.

Vegan Cream Tea

This dairy-free cream tea is far healthier than a traditional cream tea.  Since the scones don’t contain any butter, lard or cow’s milk, they contain far less fat and calories, plus they’re cholesterol-free.  Replacing clotted cream with coconut cream means that the bad fats are replaced with good, heart-healthy fats.  It is also low on sugar as we use a sugar-free strawberry spread instead of jam.

This is a cream tea that is going to fill you with goodness   I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Vegan Cream Tea

Enjoy!

Vegan Scone

 

Do you have any plans for the weekend?  Since we can’t make it to Glastonbury this year we’re going to recreate the festival at home instead (minus the mud and blocked loos hopefully!)

GIVEAWAY RESULTS
Just before I go, I must announce the winner of my GOOD Hemp Natural Refuel Shake giveaway.  The entries were placed in chronological order and a winner selected using Random.org.

Good Hemp Winner - June 2013

Congratulations Mark on being my lucky winner! If you email your postal address I’ll arrange delivery. Good luck for the upcoming Mondraker Enduro Exmoor event :)

If anyone else would like to try the chocolate hemp refuel shake, the good people over at GOOD Hemp have given us a 10% off code for use on their website.  Just enter REVIEW10 at the checkout.


I bid you all a wonderful weekend!

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12 Responses to English Scones & Vegan Cream Teas!

  1. Love the sound of the coconut clotted cream!

    Do you have suggestions for gluten free scones ?

  2. These look wonderful! Scones are one of my favorite foods, but you’re right – they’re usually so unhealthy that I rarely make them. This recipe is very creative and so much healthier, I’ll have to keep it in mind the next time I’m craving scones. :-)
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  3. Hurrah for Wimbledon! I’ve just got back from holiday so I’ve missed the first week and have a lot of catching up to do.
    Your English cream tea looks super- love that you used coconut cream :)
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  4. Coconut clotted cream sounds amazing!
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  5. Coconut clotted cream sounds insanely good!

  6. mmmmmmmmmmmm scones! :-) always best served with jam and cream!
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  7. Coconut clotted cream sounds amazing. I’m not a huge fan of cream, on desserts I’ve always preferred ice cream or custard than cream and on scones, I don’t like a lot of cream but I would smother one in coconut clotted cream.

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  10. Great bake off entry. Its good that you have included the cream recipe as this is so versatile.
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    • Thanks Sandra for your kind words ♥
      I never expected in a million years that my Cream Tea would make it to the finals, but I’m really chuffed that it did!
      There are so many great entries in the finals & I’m struggling to decide which one to vote for. I hope they share all the recipes in the end as I’d love to try them all!

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