Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Chocolate Chip Coconut Scones



I've been on kind of a scone kick lately. I simply adore scones and my girls love them too.  They are so wonderful to have fresh and warm in the morning and they aren't too sweet either.  Since finding a fabulous cream scone base recipe, I adapt all other scones I make to that one. Each flavor combination turns out better than the last, it seems like, and they are always so soft and flaky.

I'm nuts for anything coconut, but throw chocolate in with it and don't plan on holding me back! Amazing combination.

I don't usually glaze my scones, but I thought once in a while it would be ok.  These would be perfect for Sunday brunch when you've got some extra time on a quiet day.


Chocolate Chip Coconut Scones
for the scones:
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp.  baking powder
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
5 Tbsp. chilled, unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup chocolate chips (regular or mini)
1/2 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup canned coconut milk

for the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp. coconut milk
1/4 cup toasted coconut

Preheat oven to 425°F.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until it is the size of small peas and evenly incorporated. Work quickly so the butter does not soften too much.

Stir in coconut milk and vanilla with a rubber spatula or fork until dough begins to form, about 30 seconds.

Transfer dough to countertop, there will be some crumbly bits, and knead dough by hand just until it comes together into a rough, sticky ball, 5 to 10 seconds.

Press the dough into an 8-inch disc and cut into 8 wedges.  Place wedges on ungreased baking sheet and bake until  tops are light brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack for at least 10 minutes.

While scones are baking, make glaze and toast coconut.

For the glaze, mix powdered sugar and coconut milk and whisk until smooth. Add more milk until it reaches desired consistency.

To toast the coconut, place in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat.  Monitor closely and stir frequently, until coconut starts to brown.  Immediately remove from heat and set aside.

Once scones are cooled, spoon glaze over tops, a few at a time, then sprinkle the toasted coconut on top.  Allow to finish cooling and glaze to set.



SOURCE: Adapted from Smitten Kitchen and My Baking Addiction

3 comments:

  1. We must really be on the same wave length lately... I made chocolate chip coconut scones last week and they were delicious! Yours look wonderful!

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  2. Lol!! Great minds think alike.

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