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Scotish – Girdle Scones

20 mins
Serves 4
Savoury pancakes

Vegetarianism is growing rapidly in New Zealand, but other parts of the world have had meat-free cuisines for centuries. For a rich and varied plant-based diet, talk to Chinese, Indians, Mexicans… Our wonderful volunteers have shared authentic recipes from around the world. Most of these recipes were traditionally vegan, but some were meat-based recipes that have been ‘veganised’. We have collected 31 recipes from 31 different countries to share with you – one for each day of October, World Vegetarian Month.

Thanks to Caroline Jack for this lovely Scottish recipe.

Serve with jam. Enjoy!


  • 250 g Flour
  • 1 tsp baking Powder
  • ½ tsp baking Soda
  • 30g margarine plus a bit
  • 1 tsp golden syrup
  • Plant milk


  1. Sift dry ingredients into bowl.
  2. Rub in margarine.
  3. Add syrup and milk.
  4. Mix to soft consistency, turn out onto floured surface.
  5. Roll gently about 2 cm thick.
  6. Cut into rounds.
  7. Grease the girdle or the frying pan and heat (should be hot).
  8. Lift onto pan- turn once, brown on both sides.