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 ūüôā

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 ‚ô•