The other night we were sitting around waiting for Mad Men to come on and wondering if Jackson planned on going to sleep anytime soon (yeah right), when Tony randomly said, “You know those vanilla bean scones I get at Starbucks? Could you make something like that?” How could I turn down a challenge to top Starbucks? (Not that I have anything against Starbucks, because they seem to encourage complicated drink orders and don’t laugh when I order a tall decaf soy hazelnut latte...iced.)
Thanks to the Basic Scones recipe in Vegan With A Vengeance, Tony was happily chomping on a scone in less than an hour. I’m not in the habit of keeping vanilla beans around…maybe I should, but they’re so expensive…so I came up with my own easy-peasy glaze.
Super Vanilla Glaze
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 Tbsp. margarine, melted
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Combine all, and drizzle over scones or...anything, really.
The scones were a hit. They weren’t dry and crumbly like the Starbucks ones, more like soft, lightly sweetened little biscuits. Who wants dry and crumbly, anyway?