I love to have a cup of coffee and a little something sweet. Today I made coconut scones. I found a basic scone recipe a couple of months ago and it is so easy to adapt. I have made lemon, peanut butter & chocolate and today coconut. Here is the basic recipe for a plain scone.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder (yes 5)
1 egg, beaten
Mix the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter. I think the original recipe said to use a pastry attachment. I just use my clean hands. (best tools in the kitchen) Mix together your wet ingredients and blend, a little at a time, into the dry ingredients until just moist. The wet ingredients in the recipe are too much, so just add enough to form moist dough. The dough should not be sticky. Turn it out onto a lightly floured board and knead just a little.
For a traditional shape scone form the dough into a cirlce and cut like into 8 pieces. (They will be big) I like to use cookie cutters and make them a little more fun or make 2 circles and make them into 16 pieces, a more reasonable portion.
Today I substituted Coco Lopez for the milk and pressed sweetened coconut into the top of the scone before baking. The coconut toasted beautifully! I barely used ½ cup of the liquid. For lemon try substituting lemon juice for ½ the milk and pressing lemon zest into the top before cooking.
There are so many possibilities with this. If you try them let me know what you add.