Don’t you love it when you wake up and there are all sorts of people in all states of recovery after a long, hard night of drinking strewn all over you messy apartment? Especially when those people are practically strangers, friends of roommates you met briefly the night before?
Yes? No? I don’t mind it at all.
When I rise at 6:00 am to find that’s the case, I sneakily make my tea, quietly do my morning business, and make myself as church-mouse-esque as my clumsy ass can be until my hungover guests are stirring. And then I pour out the glasses of water, find the bottle of ibuprofen, put the coffee on, and (sometimes) bake.
I find that people are especially receptive to learning about how awesome veganism is when they feel like they’re dying and someone gives them a treat.
Here’s a recipe for some scones (modified from one I found on the Vegweb) which uses simple ingredients, is easy to make, and doesn’t leave me with too much extra cleanup. They are tasty but just bland enough to help soak up a hangover. Note: It helps make everyone happier if they are shaped like hearts.
Cinnamon Raisin Hangover Scones
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons cold margarine
- 1 fat handful of raisins
- scant ½ cup soy milk
- sugar for coating scones, about ¼ cup
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, sugar).
- Chop cold margarine into small pieces and toss into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Toss in raisins.
- Pour soy milk over the rest of the ingredients.
- Stir until combined. The dough should be chunky and crumbly.
- Pour the extra sugar for coating into a shallow bowl or onto a dish.
- Grab handfuls of the dough as big as you would like your scones to be. This recipe makes enough small, heart-shaped scones for six hungover guests, but the scones can be made larger, smaller, or shaped differently. Smoosh finished shapes into extra sugar, to embed the topping on the scone.
- Place dough sugar side up on a non-stick cookie sheet.
- Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
Baking time will vary, depending on the amount of dough used. The scones should be golden brown around the edges when they are done.
The recipe can easily be doubled for more/bigger scones. These make a great snack for folks who haven’t been drinking heavily, and are also great for tea time and brunches with your mom. (Note: These do not work on kitty hangovers.)