Vegan Apple Scones with Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter Vegan Apple Scones

These Vegan Apple Scones are a great recipe to make during those first few days when you’re getting started with your Sourdough Starter and it isn’t ready to make bread yet.

After being stuck at home for a few weeks, I decided to jump onto the Sourdough bandwagon. I’ve never been much of a bread maker, but I’ve definitely always been a bread lover. I kept seeing amazing looking loaves on Twitter and Facebook, so I thought I’d give it a try.

It took a few goes to get my starter… started. The first time I had to throw it out because I got some black mold in it. But I’m up to day 4 now, so I think we’re on the way! If you’re looking to start your own starter, I’ve been using the instructions from this site and a whole lotta google searching.

A friend suggested that instead of throwing out half of the starter each day, I could use it with some yeast to do some baking. So after hubby’s repeated complaints that the reason there’s no flour in Brisbane is because everyone is because everyone is throwing it out with the starter, I decided to see what I could make.

I found a heap of recipes that would take me a day or two to make, but I was after something a little more instant. Yes, I am aware of how long a sourdough loaf takes…. But I do admit I wasn’t quite aware of the time investment I was putting in when I first started this sourdough adventure.

Anyway, I digress. So, I decided to try out some scones (or possibly biscuits if you’re from America…), because they seemed to need the least amount of rising time and I was hungry.

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To Make Vegan Apple Scones

I’ve made these Vegan Apple Scones with apple puree instead of butter to make them oil free. Mine also ended up being made with instant pizza mix because that’s all I could find in the supermarket, but normal self raising flour would be fine. You could also use plain flour with 2 teaspoons of baking powder.

Preheat your oven to 180℃. Prepare a baking tray by lining it with baking paper.

Separate out 1 cup of your sourdough starter, and set aside.

Sift flour (and baking soda if using) into a medium sided bowl. Add apple puree, and cut through with a knife until it forms thick crumbs. It won’t create the type of crumb that is traditionally made with cold butter and margarine.

Add the grated apple and mix through.

Add the sourdough starter. Mix through to form a dough. You may need to add extra flour or milk, depending on how thick your starter is.

When it has formed a dough, turn it out onto a floured board to knead.

Knead until smooth, adding extra flour if it is sticky. Shape into a disc. Roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 2cm thick.

Use a circle cutter, or glass, cut circles from the dough. Place on the prepared baking tray and bake for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, until golden browned.

Serve hot topped with vegan butter.

Vegan Apple Scones

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 12 Scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sourdough Starter
  • 1 cup Self Raising Flour or plain flour with 2 tsp baking powder
  • 120 g Apple Puree or unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¼ cups Apple grated
  • ½ cups Extra Flour as required
  • 2 Tbs Extra Plant Based Milk as required

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180℃. Prepare a baking tray by lining it with baking paper.
  • Separate out 1 cup of your sourdough starter, and set aside.
  • Sift flour (and baking soda if using) into a medium sided bowl. Add apple puree, and cut through with a knife until it forms thick crumbs.
  • Add the grated apple and mix through.
  • Add the sourdough starter. Mix through to form a dough. You may need to add extra flour or milk, depending on how thick your starter is.
  • When it has formed a dough, turn it out onto a floured board to knead.
  • Knead until smooth, adding extra flour if it is sticky. Shape into a disc. Roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 2cm thick.
  • Use a circle cutter, or glass, cut circles from the dough. Place on the prepared baking tray. Allow to sit for approximately 10 minutes to let the scones rise.
  • Bake for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, until golden browned.
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