Royally 'Sweet' Scones

This is my go-to recipe for scones. These are slightly flaky on the outside, but super soft on the inside. You can make this basic recipe, or add raisins, cranberries, etc. My favorite way to enjoy these are with a spread of vegan butter, and some jam, but their sweet flavor makes them great on their own. My husband requests these often, so I wanted to make a nice big batch for him tomorrow morning (and probably as a midnight snack, let's be honest). Pre-warning, these are not healthy, but, meh, we have to make exceptions every now and again, don't we??

Ingredients (makes 12 scones):
3/4 cup milk alternative (I use almond)
1/8 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp white vinegar 
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract

4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup vegan butter or margarine

1) Whisk together the first 5 ingredients in a bowl, and set aside until a foamy, cream forms (about 5 minutes).
2) Whisk together the remaining dry ingredients. Crumble in the vegan butter with hands, until crumbly flour is made. Fold in the foam cream until the mixture begins to form a dough. Kneed dough with hands a large, firm ball is made (it should not be sticky). Pat the dough into a 3/4 inch round, and cut out 12 wedges (as if you were slicing a pie). Separate the wedges and place them a couple of inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. You can also make them into the standard round shape. Bake scones in a 350 degree oven, for 15 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Allow them to cool slightly for about 5 minutes (the center finishes baking once out of the oven). Enjoy!

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