Mother's Day is just about here and many of us struggle to find a gift suitable for paying tribute to Mom and all she has done for us. How about giving her the gift of food? Nothing beats fresh-baked scones for breakfast in bed. Or make them the star feature of a Mother's Day brunch. If you're a mom yourself, consider handing the recipe off to your husband or teenage kids.
I added strawberries and almond extract to this recipe to make these scones more festive than a regular everyday scone.
I recommend putting Ray LaMontagne or Ryan Adams on the iPod while you mix up these tasty treats. Enjoy them warm from the oven with a cup of tea. Scones are always best the day they are baked, so eat up!
These scones were tested and approved by my mother this past weekend. Mind you, she likes anything that I make. That's what moms do.
Any other ideas for making Mom's day special?
Keywords: bake bread breakfast dessert snack vegan vegetarian strawberries tea party scones
Ingredients (12 scones)
- 1 1/2 cups flour (I use light spelt)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance shortening
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
Add the shortening, milk and almond extract and stir or mix with your hands until just mixed.
Gently fold in strawberries.
Separate dough into two. On a floured surface, flatten each piece of dough into a round about 1-inch thick. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut each round into 6 wedges.
Place scones on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper or lightly greased. Make sure to separate them by 2 inches, because they will spread out.
Bake for about 12 minutes until scones are golden.
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