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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lime Poppy Seed Scones ~ vegan


delightfully, our july has been quiet ~ not many plans in the calendar, nothing stretching us from one place to another. the only pressing standing date we have are saturdays, which is csa pick up day, but even that is nothing but a slight blip to our everyday living.

so, instead, we spend moments together in the kitchen, or doing the seemingly unending chore of unpacking: cleaning, organizing, discarding, merging. we promise ourselves movie date nights: i dress up, wash my face, comb my hair -- normal daily appearance chores i do for work but come the weekend, i seem to lose all motivation for grooming. if we're able and lucky, we might meet up with friends for lunch, a drink, or recently, a boat ride on the bay. what was supposed to be a simple afternoon spent on the water with chums ended up being a hilarious afternoon spent in the water, myself in my knickers, as i did not even think to bring a bathing suit.

thank god for friends who are more like siblings, unplanned days, lovely times spent in the company of the one we adore, and for these sweet treats. the day after our jaunt in the bay we found ourselves completely at the mercy of the weather. scorching hot and not at all nice outside, we turned the AC on full blast and then countered it by turning on the oven to bake these. they're wonderfully subtle, not at all sweet, unless you drizzle on the icing, which is completely optional, obviously, but more importantly, perfect to snack on while you do nothing during this perfect month.


Lime Poppy Seed Scones
adapted from Rosewater & Thyme

2 cups bread flour (you can use AP, or whole wheat)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 TBL baking powder
pinch of salt
1 stick soy margarine, cold
1/2 cup - 1 cup coconut milk, cold (or any other non-dairy milk)
2 TBL poppy seeds
zest + juice of one lime (use organic since you're using the zest)

powdered sugar
lime juice

preheat oven to 450F.

in a bowl, combine flour, sugar & baking powder. with your fingers cut the margarine into dry ingredients, until crumbly. add the juice, mix sparingly. add in the poppy seeds & again mix. then add in the coconut milk, you may not use all of it, it's all about the texture of the dough: it's supposed to come together but it's not overly wet. on a very well floured surface, shape dough into a round or square. cut into wedges or small squares. place onto cookie sheet, a few inches apart and bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown. you can brush them with remaining milk or egg wash. allow to cool.

for frosting, i did not measure. again, it was about the consistency. mix the lime juice with powdered sugar until dissolved, drizzle over scones.



  1. My, those scones are yummy! And I love the icing although I usually have buttered scones. Bookmarked this one as well. I cant stay away from baking too although the weather's been crazy hot...I'm trying my hand at Victoria sponge cupcakes with a jam filling! Hopefully they'll turn out good enough to post.

    1. i will admit, scones are a messy affair. don't be intimidated.
      good luck with the sponge cupcakes!

  2. Finally, something else to do with this odd overabundance of poppyseeds I have around the house. I've just been sprinkling them on things will-nilly, but this sounds much better.

    1. we also have a random amount of poppy seeds and i really wanted to make use of them. i still have an obnoxious amount of seeds leftover, tho these were the perfect thing to use some up.

  3. I need these scones immediately! Your day at the bay sounds amazing... the hot weather still hasn't arrived here. I'm ok with it. For now.

    1. it was the most perfect way to spend a blistering day: laughing with friends and jumping into the water. ::bliss::

  4. Once we get our new oven delivered, these will be one of the first things I make. They look so savory and amazing!

    1. goodness, i am so jealous you're getting a new oven! ours is so temperamental. please do let me know how they turn out for you,

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  6. I love scones, these sound incredible with the lime and poppy seed pairing!

  7. Lemon & poppy seed is one of my favorite scones/muffins. I've never tried with lime and poppy seed, but I think I'll equally love it!

    1. had i had lemons, i would've used those instead... as it was, limes were available. it still worked out great.

  8. How much is "one stick Margarine"?

  9. How much is "one stick margarine"? Is that equal to one cup? Thanks