Scones served with homemade strawberry jam

Well, Wimbledon is over and Andy didn’t win. A British win would have been nice, but it’s no real surprise…. even to a non-tennis fan like me, it was obvious that Roger Federer would be hard to beat in the form he has been in this week.

Nonetheless, these scones provide the perfect english tea time treat, especially when topped with Speedy Soft Set Strawberry JamThis vegan recipe ticks all the boxes – light, only slightly sweet and the perfect vehicle for eating sticky jam.

Scones (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 12

  • 450g plain flour
  • 3 tsps baking powder
  • 75g dairy-free spread, such as Pure
  • 70g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 300ml oat milk

– Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade/Gas mark 6

– Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

– Stir in the sugar.

– With your fingertips, gently rub in the dairy-free spread until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

– Make a well in the centre and pour in the oat milk and vanilla essence.

– Bring together to a soft, sticky dough.

– turn onto a floured surface and very gently bring together to a soft, smooth dough.

– Pat out with your fingers until 3 cm thick.

– Cut out with a 6cm cookie cutter (or whatever size you choose)

– Place on an oiled and floured baking sheet.

– Brush the tops with oat milk and sprinkle with demerara sugar.

– Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden on top.

– Cool on a wire rack.

– Serve with dairy-free spread and homemade strawberry jam.

Speedy Soft Set Strawberry Jam

The Wimbledon Tennis Championship is a big thing in the UK, particularly this year with Andy Murray in the final – the first time a Brit has been in the Wimbledon men’s final for a very, very, long time (74 years for any sports statisticians!). I’m not very interested in the sport, but this seems like an important event. Also, seeing as it’s the worst summer ever in the UK, it’s still going to be pouring with rain so family viewing of the final offers the perfect Sunday afternoon activity.

To accompany our tennis viewing we’ll be eating scones and homemade strawberry jam – how very British! To us Brits Wimbledon is tennis, with a dash of rain and some strawberries. So, the inspiration for this recipe is definitely the Wimbledon final…. Come on Andy!

Speedy Soft Set Strawberry Jam (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes a small jar

  • 200g strawberries
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • juice of 1/2 a lime

– Hull the strawberries and cut into quarters. Place in a saucepan and pulverise with a potato masher.

– Add the sugar and lime juice and stir over a low heat to melt.

– Bring to a rolling boil and cook vigorously for 8 minutes

– Pour into a sterilised jar and leave to cool.

– Keep in the fridge for up to three weeks.