Thursday, February 21, 2013

Strawberry Coconut Almond Scones

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.

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). 

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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  1. Scones looks so inviting and delicious.

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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

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


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

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

  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!!

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

  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 =).

  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. :)

  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

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

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

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