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!

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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

Vegan Scone

 

UPDATE

So delighted to hear that this recipe made the finals of the first-ever Great Vegan Bake-Off!

Thank you Peta

 

15 thoughts on “English Scones & Vegan Cream Teas!

      1. hi would you please forward me the recipe for gluten free scones, would it work using coconut oil. Thank you Denise

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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.

    1. 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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