Matcha Scones with Yuzu Drizzle & Sweet Red Bean Jam
Move over mince pies there’s a new Christmas tea time treat in town.
I decided to make matcha scones as I thought they would look pretty festive.
Filled with sweet azuki bean jam but you could make them look even more festive if you used say a strawberry or cranberry jam instead.
Heat your oven to 200 c fan oven
You will need:
350g of self raising flour sifted into a bowl
to this add 1tsp of baking powder, 3 tablespoons of caster sugar and 1 heaped tablespoon of sifted matcha powder . Mix together.
Chop into squares 85g of vegan butter and add this to your matcha flour and thoroughly rub the butter into the flour very well.
In a jug measure 175ml of soy milk and warm it slightly in the microwave for 30 seconds then to this add 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and 1/2 teaspoon of Yuzu juice.
Add this to your flour mixture and mix in.
Tip out onto parchment paper flatten and fold the dough a few times and then leave in the fridge for 30 mins.
Add some plain flour to a surface and tip out your dough. Flatten and fold again a few times. Then put your dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Depending on what shape you want you scones either make your dough into a circle to make triangle scones or a rectangle to make rectangle scones. Cut your dough to make your scones and separate them from each other.
Brush each scone with soymilk
Bake in the oven for 10 mins
Remove and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
Make some icing from icing sugar water and Yuzu juice and drizzle it over the scones.
Cut in half length ways and fill with red bean jam.
The easiest way to make red bean jam is to use a tin of precooked azuki beans. Drain the azuki beans and tip into a pan with water and sugar. Simmer down and mash the beans, then chill in the fridge to set.