I used to live near a Whole Foods, and I got addicted to these savory Tomato-Rosemary Scones from their bakery. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I found the recipe in the book Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (* I have successfully made these gluten free by using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour and adding 1 teaspoon xantham gum)
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary , chopped (about 4 sprigs)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.
In another bowl, combine wet ingredients and rosemary.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid. Gently mix with a wooden spoon.
When the batter is loosely holding together, turn it onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead until a soft dough forms. DO NOT overmix. Some patches of flour are good. Add a little extra flour if the dough seems sticky. Divide dough in two and form each section into a 6-inch disk. Slice each disk into six pieces (cut in half and then cut each half into thirds). OR if you are lazy like me and don’t need your scones to be pretty, you can just scoop the dough into 8-12 mounds on the cookie sheet (like drop biscuits).
Place scones on the baking sheet and bake 14-16 minutes or until the tops are firm. Remove and let cool a bit on plate or cooling rack. Serve either warm or at room temperature.
I think some chopped sun-dried tomatoes would be a nice addition to the dough.
I like to serve these with either Earth Balance brand non-hydrogenated margarine or Trader Joe’s brand vegan cream cheese.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour: $0.15
- 2 tablespoons baking powder: $0.06
- ¼ cup sugar: $0.04
- salt and pepper: $0.01
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil: $0.27 (Isa says you can use canola to make it even cheaper)
- 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce: $1.79
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar: $0.03
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary: $0.99
If I remember correctly, the Whole Foods bakery was charging $2.50 per scone. That’s almost ten times more!!!