Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Sweet Potato Rosemary Scones (vegan)

You may not be able to see the flecks of green, but I assure you there is some finely minced rosemary in these Savoury  Sweet Potato Scones.   Take a bite and you will not just taste it, but get a gentle waft of it.  
I made these Savoury Sweet Potato Scones over the weekend to accompany a Stew and they worked very well, as these scones are a little on the dry side, but I guess that can be the nature of scones yearning for a spread of some sort to uplift it further.   

Another reason for making these scones was that I had some plant based milk in the fridge that needed using up.  
And in case your wondering, why heart shaped?! Well, I could not find my round scone cutter, so had to use the closest size which was in the shape of a heart. I need more hearts in my life. 



You can easily double the quantity, but i deliberately kept it to 6 for the two of us as scones are best enjoyed on the day, really.

I am sharing the Sweet Potato Rosemary Scones with Family Friends and Food  and Utterly Scrummy for One Potato, Two Potato challenge; and Treat Petite hosted by The Baking Explorer and CakeyBoi.
Vegan Sweet Potato Rosemary Scones  2 sweet potatoes, peeled , cut into small cubes
Olive oil

2 sprigs of rosemary, removed from stalk and minced
25 g sunflower seeds
340g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of pepper
110g vegan margarine
100ml plant based milk
Method
Preheat oven to as mark 4/180oc.
Coat the sweet potatoes in a little olive oil and roast for 20 minutes or until soft.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

In a bowl, Sift the flour with the baking powder, then stir in the salt.
Add cubes of the margarine into the four mix, until all has been added.
Using your fingers, rub the margarine into the flour until crumbly.
Stir in the cooled sweet potato, half the sunflower seeds and rosemary.
Then carefully pour in the milk in the centre of the flour to bring the dough together, if it seems to dry add a little milk, if its too sticky a little more flour.
Turn onto a floured surface and roll to about 4cm high.
Using a cutter, cut out 6 scones.
Transfer to a baking sheet, coat with a little milk and then scatter over the remaining sunflower seeds.
Bake for 25 minutes or until well risen and golden.
Best enjoyed on the day.

14 comments:

  1. Those look and sound delicious! I love the heart shapes :-)
    Thanks for linking up with #onepotato two potato.

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  2. how I love savoury scones - these sound really lovely and I love that you put seeds on yours too. they look really cute with the heart shapes

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    1. I know you do Johanna. And guess what I have also made some savoury muffins (not vegan though), I need to find my round cutter though

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  3. YUM! I love sweet potato...and rosemary...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  4. I rarely make scones because, truth be told, I am not very good at them. I make savoury scones even less often - but these ones really appeal and I am going to make an effort to try them out. I love the heart shape too although I'll be lucky if I manage vaguely round ones (I haven't got a heart cutter and struggle with neat scones at the best of times!).

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    1. I do like a good scone Kari and wish I made more. Mine are not always good, they don't rise high like Johanna's whose scones I admire. Do give them a go again, practice makes perfect you know, or better at least :0

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  5. I just read the stew post and was musing to myself about how lovely scones are, and now I know why! I bet the smell when they were cooking was amazing.

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    1. Thanks Joey, yes you cannot beat a very good scone and homemade are often the best, but the Cornish ones I have had have been pretty awesome too. Yes, the smell was great from the wafting rosemary too.

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  6. I think we all need more hearts in our lives! These make scones so much better! As if they need any help ;)
    These sound truly lovely, I love the fresh rosemary.

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    1. Indeed we do x
      The rosemary lifts them a little more in flavour.

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  7. Ooo these look lovely! I've been looking for some savory/veg filled recipes for healthier breakfasts, I might give these a go :) x

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    1. Thanks Susie. I am hoping to make some more savoury scones at the w/e

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