If you want to bake scones without using eggs, there are a few alternative methods you can try. Here’s a recipe for eggless scones.
How to bake scones without eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well to ensure all the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.3. Add the cold butter cubes to the dry ingredients. Use your fingertips or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. This step is important for creating a flaky texture in the scones.4. In a separate small bowl, mix together the milk and vanilla extract.5. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour the milk mixture into the well.6. Use a fork or a spatula to gently stir the ingredients together until they form a rough dough. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough scones.7. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead it gently a few times until it comes together and is no longer sticky.8. Pat the dough into a circle that is about 1 inch thick. You can use your hands or a rolling pin to achieve this.9. Use a round biscuit cutter or a glass to cut out scones from the dough. Dip the cutter or glass into flour before each cut to prevent sticking. Place the cut scones onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.10. Gather any remaining dough scraps and repeat the process until all the dough is used.11. Optional: Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk or melted butter to enhance browning.12. Bake the scones in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown on top and cooked through.13. Remove the scones from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.These eggless scones can be enjoyed on their own or served with jam, butter, or clotted cream. They are best enjoyed fresh on the day they are baked.Note: The texture and rise of these eggless scones may be slightly different from traditional scones made with eggs.