Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato Scones

Scone Dough
1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup (precooked and mashed) sweet potato
1/4 cup vegan butter
2-4 Tablespoons vegan milk
Additional flour for dusting and rolling dough

Scone Filling
9 ounces fresh baby spinach
1 small sweet yellow onion
3 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon oil 
1 teaspoon vegan butter
Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Begin by making your dough. You can do this by hand or save some time and put that food processor to use.  Place flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in food processor and pulse to combine.  Add potatoes and pulse a few more times.  Repeat step with butter pulsing until mixture is fully combined.  Add about 2-4 Tablespoons (1 at a time) of vegan milk and pulse a couple more times until soft dough forms.  DO NOT OVER MIX or you will have a very tough scone.  Remove dough, wrap in saran wrap and place in fridge while you prepare filling.

Finely chop onion, garlic and spinach (or use that food processor again). Saute mixture in oil and vegan butter until cooked through.  Add marjoram, salt and pepper to taste.  Turn off heat.  Feel free to add any other spices you like at this point.  For example dill and oregano are delicious.  Just make sure it is seasoned well.  Remove filling from pan and place in cheesecloth or in a fine mesh seive over a larger bowl.  Press mixture using back of spoon (or squeeze cheese cloth) to remove as much of liquid as possible.  Let mixture sit and cool slightly while you work on the dough.

Remove dough from fridge and turn out onto a floured surface.  Roll into a 8"x12" inch rectangle (about 1/4 inch thick).  Carefully spread spinach mixture on top. Fold two sides in (like french doors) and fold over so you form a loaf.  Slice into desired shapes (rustic triangles) and place on parchment paper or greased non-stick cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve immediately or at room temperature.  Store unused scones in fridge in airtight container and reheat in oven or toaster oven.  Enjoy!

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