Coconut Scones

The other day, I picked up a YA novel by Rae Carson called “The Girl of Fire and Thorns”. Throughout the book the author talks repeatedly about coconut scones and other coconut delicacies. After the 6th or 7th mention of these scones I found myself craving them something fierce. So of course I took to the kitchen to make my interpretation of these coconut scones. I looked up some basic scone recipes and added tons of coconut flavor. The results did not disappoint. Enjoy!


Coconut Scones (adapted from BA’s Sweet Lavender Scones):

3 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting and shaping)

3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tbsp for sprinkling

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes

1 cup light coconut milk (or regular is fine and in my husband’s case preferred), plus 2 tbsp for brushing the scones

2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut

  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Line two baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the butter. With your finger, blend the butter into the flour mixture until you have what looks like coarse meal.
  4. Add the coconut milk and flakes. Stir to combine.
  5. Turn your dough out onto a floured surface. If it seems to wet, don’t be shy about adding flour.
  6. Work the dough a few times until it seems even and shape into a 10×6 in. rectangle.
  7. Cut the rectangle length-wise into 2 even parts. Then cut each part into 4 even squares. Cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles.
  8. Divide the scones among the prepared baking sheets. Brush them with the coconut milk and dust them with a but of granulated sugar.
  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. (OptionalAdd a light dusting of coconut flakes in the last 3 minutes of baking for added toasted coconut flavor). Allow the scones to cool on wire racks. Serve warm or room temperature.




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