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Strawberry and Vanilla Scones

Cook School
  • Serves: 8
  • Preparation: 15
  • Cooking: 14
  • Ready: 29

This recipe will take your scones to the next level!


  • 250 g British strawberries
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50 g cold vegan butter (straight from the fridge)
  • 125 ml plant-based milk, plus a little extra for brushing on top
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 (or fan oven 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4). Cut a sheet of baking paper to fit on a baking tray or lightly grease the tray with a little vegan butter.

Remove the stalks from the strawberries and cut the strawberries into small pieces using a table knife.

Tip the flour and baking powder into a big bowl and stir to mix. Cut the cold vegan butter into small pieces and using your fingertips rub the butter in to the flour to make fine breadcrumbs. Try to only use your fingertips so that you don’t melt the butter.

Add the chopped strawberries to the flour mixture and stir gently. Measure the milk in a measuring jug, add the agave syrup and vanilla and stir to mix. Pour the milk into the flour mixture and stir together with a table knife.

Use your hands to mix into a big ball and then on a lighly floured surface gently flatten to make a circle of dough. Mark into triangles using a table knife – cut in half and then half again, and then cut each quarter in half to make 8 triangles. Separate the triangles.

Brush each scone with a little milk using your finger (or a pastry brush if you have one), put onto the trays and bake for 12-15 minutes or until risen and golden.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Cook School, as part of the #MeatFreeWithTheFamily series with Meat Free Monday

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Having taught over 30,000 children to date, Cook School is a nationwide, not-for-profit organisation which helps children to understand food and learn how to cook.

“We all love to eat strawberry jam with scones, but have you ever tried adding fresh strawberries to the scone dough? This recipe will take your scones to the next level!”

Skills: Rubbing butter into flour, shaping
Time: 15 minutes to make and 12-14 minutes to bake
Notes: Children of all ages can help prepare and measure the ingredients.

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