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deeply savoury bites of loveliness with tomato puree – vegan
- 36 g tomato puree
- 100 ml veg oil
- 300 g flour self raising
- ¼ tsp chilli powder or spices
- 1 tblsp vinegar
- enough water to make a soft dough
- salt & pepper to taste
- If your oven needs it, heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Mix together the flour and salt and chilli powder or spices.
- Stir in the oil, tomato puree, vinegar
- Add enough cold water to make a soft dough. Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Scones benefit from as little handling as possible.
- Pat out to around 2cm thick. Use a 1.5in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on the baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
- Brush the tops of the scones with a little salt water.
- Bake for 12 minutes until risen and orangey golden. Cool on a wire rack.
- Click here to start a 12 minute timer
- We made 24 from this batch.
- Make 3 batches in the month. Serve as a snack with red pepper houmous.
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