Whew! After a whole month of juicing for the Vegan Mojo Challenge, I am ready to be back in the kitchen baking and cooking delicious things!
The leaves are falling, the air is feeling crisp, and my alarm clock goes off when it is still dark out (ugh!). What does that mean? Thanksgiving is near! …Well, it is if you’re a Canadian. To get ready for the festivities, I have begun creating some scrumptious new recipes. I started by whipping up these vegan Sweet Potato Lime Scones!
…well when I say it like that, it sounds sooo easy. It was more like, “after stomping around the kitchen and throwing a hissy fit when my first batch failed miserably, (see photo below). Andrew rolled his eyes at me as he happily ate all my rejected scones, (again see photo below), and then, I finally made the scone I had been dreaming of”. Full of sweet potato falvour, a nice spiciness, topped with a sweet lime icing. Perfection!
Sweet Potato Scones:
2 Sweet Potatoes (to make 2 Cups mashed sweet potato)
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 1/2 Teaspoons Ginger
1/2 Teaspoons Allspice
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cups Vegan Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Zest of 1 Lime
4 Teaspoons of Lime Juice
1 Tablespoon Water
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
Start by boiling a pot of water. Peel your sweet potatoes, and cut into smaller pieces just so they will cook faster. When the water is boiling add the potatoes. Cook until the potatoes are soft (test with a fork). Drain the water, and then mash up with a potato masher. Don’t add any milk or butter! These aren’t aren’t for dinner, you want only pure mashed sweet potato.
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl (Sugar, flour, baking powder, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, ground cloves, and salt). Using a pastry cutter, cut the cold vegan butter into the dry ingredients, until it is crumbly.
Next, add the sweet potato, and the vanilla, and use the pastry cutter to mix it in. Don’t over mix! Use your hands to gently form the dough into a ball.
Lightly flour a clean surface, and gently pat the dough into a large circle, about an inch thick. This will make 8 BIG scones. For smaller scones, divide the dough into two, and make two circles, about an inch thick. Lay the slices out on a tray and bake for 12-15 minutes. Check the bottoms to make sure they are done.