Things are looking pretty bleak in the world lately. I hope if you’re here reading this you’re safe and well. A lot of us will be hunkered down in our homes for the coming weeks. Maybe you could use an easy yummy recipe to bake this weekend? I’ve been working on these Vegan Soda Bread Scones to share for St. Patrick’s Day and think they make a yummy snack to bake while you’re home-bound for the time being.
I’ve shared several soda bread recipes on the blog in years past, and I keep coming back to it because I love it so much. I have some distant Irish roots and enjoy making and eating vegan soda bread every St. Patrick’s Day. It stems from a childhood family tradition where my mom would make the proverbial corned beef and cabbage with a homemade loaf of soda bread on the holiday. I’m not sure why I don’t make it more often because it really is such an easy and scrumptious recipe to make.
This year to mix things up I though I’d make soda bread into scones. It’s a similar process but I’ve added a bit of butter and sugar to the dough. They are sweet and hearty and perfect for breakfast or brunch or served with afternoon tea.
The biscuit cutter I’ve used here (made by my friend Aron of Facture Goods) is 3″ wide and I was able to get 10 scones out of the dough. If you use a 2″ round cutter you will get 12 scones from this recipe.
I love how these turned out, though I was hoping the tops would split open more. I used a bread lame razor to make the cuts into the dough and did not cut deep enough. So my tip would be to use a serrated knife and make a deep cut.
Like all scones, vegan soda bread scones are best eaten warm from the oven. They have a nice golden crust and a fluffy, crumbly interior. My favorite flavor combo for soda bread has always been dried currants and caraway seeds. If you’re not a fan of caraway flavor, just leave it out. Don’t have dried currants? Use raisins instead.
I slathered these with vegan cultured butter made from cashews and raspberry jam. So good. This a cup of Irish breakfast or earl grey tea, please!
Happy St Patrick’s Day! Please be well and take care of yourself and your community. Love to you and happy baking!