Marfigs' Munchies

Adventures in vegan eats and feats

Mad hatters, old friends, good cheer and scones to boot!

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So the other day ol pals of mine who have moved over yonder to the British side of life officially announced their engagement, despite being as married as can be for a long while now. I was so gleeful and glad about this whole cycle of events that I felt it needed a little bit of celebrating all the way from dinky South Africa. Co-incidentally, I found a tray the other day in my pantry (had been holding all the nut butters and oils) which was becoming rather slippery and gross. Man-friend D had drawn on the My Little Pony tea set tray Lady-friend M and I had bought in a frenzy of madness. We tried to bake some brownies or others in the cups (failed, alas, those did), but I kept my tray all these years, loving the uniqueness and the surreal darkness on this innocent, happy little tray. Alas, considering it’s state, it will have to be retired. 

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Something to enjoy atop the tray, you say? Why yes, why not an almond and lemon zest scone with avo almond butter and lemon glaze? :D

This recipe was just incredibly easy – no stress, no fuss! I’ve never baked with almond flour before, but I figured low carbs and high in good fats cannot be a bad combination. I was actually very naughty, however, and added 1/4 – 1/3 cup oat bran, just to give it some more fibre and goodness that way. *koff*

EIther way, I LOVE the lemon zest. In fact, It was so tasty that I ate the rest of the lemon, de-zested, just like that! Spat out the pits like a hooligan but wauw! Never had such fun with such a beautiful and sweet-sharp creature as this before….getting distracted…whups!

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For the green “glaze”:

I took the leftover from yesterday’s avocado icing:

1 small avo (as in, small)

– 3 TBSP icing sugar

– 2.5 TBSP almond butter (noommmmm)

– tiny splash lemon juice

– quarter teaspoon green colouring

(in case you’d forgotten!)

I’ve now added 1 TBSP more fresh lemon juice, 3 or so TBSP boiling water, 1 TBSP more almond butter and a tiny blop of agave.

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The scones are very squishy and lovely, but not at all the uber sweet delight that some may be used to (though what do I know, this is my first scone in years!). The avo glaze is also not very sweet, which is why I decided to abandon all attempts at keeping it all healthy and added some melted dark chocolate swirls for kicks. :D

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Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, I’m Margaux! History teacher and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

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