Thursday, February 21, 2013

Strawberry Coconut Almond Scones

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The first time I tried to make scones it was basically a small disaster. I finally found a recipe by Tyler Florence that gave me some success.  Now with my new found confidence I decided to experiment with some strawberry scones.  I was really excited to see how these turned out, then as the dough formed I got that old feeling of self-doubt.  Flashbacks of my first scones came flooding back to me and I thought I was headed for another disaster.  Then it all came together and I was so thrilled when I pulled these beautiful fluffy babies out of oven.  I served these with a special cream cheese spread that I will post tomorrow.

Ingredients:
3cups all purpose flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2Tbs white sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup of coconut milk ( see note)
5 Tbs chilled butter
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1/2 cup baker's coconut
1 cup sliced almonds (plus more for garnishing)

Note:  You can always use regular milk or half and half in these scones.  I had some drinkable coconut milk (the beverage kind found by the regular milk, soy milk and almond milk). 


 Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and chilled butter until it's mixed into a coarse crumble.  In a separate bowl beat eggs and milk together until well combined.   Mix together the dry ingredients with the eggs/milk mixture, chopped strawberries, shredded coconut and sliced almonds.  The dough will form, but will look wet. 


Flour a clean surface well and place scone mixture.  Add some more flour to the top of the dough and pat down into a circle or square about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut scone mixture into triangle or squares.  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Baking in a 425 degree oven for 17-22 minutes.  Serve warm with butter, jam or cream cheese.
 

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19 comments:

  1. Scones looks so inviting and delicious.

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  2. Scones give me pictures of tea and fancy dress. Almonds, coconut and strawberries. Yes, I will take some of these. Beautiful work Ramona. I hope you continue making more.

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  3. Oh they look wonderful! Glad it worked out for you at the end. I wish I could have some now with my coffee. =)

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  4. Wow..scones look so beautiful!delicious and tempting.bookmarked !

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  5. i'm not a huge fan of scones but I love the flavor combo that you created here. 2 of my favorite things!!

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  6. Look at you, baking gorgeous scones from scratch!! Beautiful!!! Love the coconut milk addition!

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  7. Gorgeous scones Ramona! And hey, practice makes perfect! I've had my share of kitchen disasters heehee but it looks like all the hard work paid off here :D

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  8. Those strawberry scones look awesome. Scones are excellent with a good cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing.

    Velva

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  9. Scones are one of my go-to breakfast treats. I love the combination of strawberry and almond in these. Sounds delicious!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  10. What fat wonderful scones!!! They are PERFECT!! I need more practice myself :)

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  11. These are on my what's happening list for sure. Never baked or had a score before and it's time to change that. Beautiful Ramona!!

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  12. Well done Ramona! These look starbucks baking window worthy. See! You CAN bake! Now get crackin' cuz I will take a dozen.

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  13. These look perfect! I love the strawberry and almond combo, yum yum! I love how you have step by step photos I wish I had the patience for that =).

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  14. You've reminded me that I have made scones in YEARS! I love them, but I usually end up making biscuits instead. This looks delicious!!! I think I'm leaning toward scones for Sunday brunch. :)

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  15. Strawberries, and coconut, and almonds...Now that is a flavor combination that I need to try!! So glad they turned out beautifully for you! I know how those disasters can make us feel. :P

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  16. I grew up with scones. Love the look of these.

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  17. These look really delicious! Do you think they would work well if I were to use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

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  18. These are beautiful Ramona! Thanks for being a part of the YBR.

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