Is it a biscuit or a scone?

The great cross atlantic divide....and half of the reference behind cookie&biscuit. Well, no matter what you think, these vegan biscuit/scones are fluffy, soft and amazing, so get to baking!


240 ml unsweetened non dairy milk

1 Tbsp (15 ml) apple cider vinegar

275g plain flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bi carbonate soda

3/4 tsp sea salt

60g non-dairy, unsalted butter


Preheat oven to 220c, and add apple cider vinegar to milk to make "vegan buttermilk." Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.

Add cold butter and use fingers or a pastry cutter to combine the two until only small pieces remain and it looks like sand.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and, using a wooden spoon, stir gently while pouring in the "buttermilk" mixture 60ml at a time. Stir until just slightly combined –please note it will be sticky, very sticky.

Dust your counter or a large board with flour, tip dough mix onto surface and knead very gently into a soft dough 

Form into a 1-inch thick disc, handling as little as possible.

Use a 1-inch thick dough cutter or a similar-shape object with sharp edges (such as a cocktail shaker) and push straight down through the dough, then slightly twist. Repeat and place biscuits on a baking sheet in two rows, making sure they just touch – this will help them rise uniformly. Gently reform the dough and cut out one or two more biscuits

Next brush the tops with a bit more of melted non-dairy butter and gently press a small divot in the center using two fingers

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until fluffy and slightly golden brown. Serve immediately with whipped coconut cream and jam, or with a thick lashing of vegan butter and maple syrup.  

Let (if there are any ) remaining biscuits cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or bag.

So biscuit or scone? Let us know if you bake them - tag #cookieandbiscuitbakes on social media or send your pictures to  

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Cookie& Biscuit was founded by Danae Dade in 2013, determined to make delectable treats for her daughter and then the community at large. From local farmers markets, press days, shipping brownies all over the UK and of course baking special occasion cakes that everyone can enjoy, Danae is passionate about spreading vegan treats far and wide. 

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