Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Coconut Lime Scones


I love it when you pin a recipe, make it and it turns out better than you imagined. I saw this recipe at Krista's Blog, A Handful of Everything. I love scones, lime and coconut and the fact that this recipe used coconut oil was a plus. I bought a tub of Coconut Oil at Costco and am anxious to use it. The coconut oil and coconut gave these scones a great flavor and texture--the lime just added to their goodness.
I made them for Mother's Day and I will probably make them again this weekend for my girls. They are delicious. Thanks Krista for this great recipe--I made a few small changes because that's what bloggers do!


 Coconut Lime Scones
1/4 cup sugar
zest from 1 lime
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons cream
1 egg
coarse sugar
Put sugar in a bowl and add lime zest--rub the sugar and zest between your fingers. It will smell wonderful. Add flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir to combine, add coconut oil and cut in with 2 knives or a pastry blender. You will have coarse crumbs. Add the coconut and stir. Mix together the lime juice, cream and egg. Add to dry ingredients, stir gently. Dump shaggy mixture on a Roll'Pat and knead gently just till mixture comes together. Do not over mix. The less you handle scones the more tender they will be. Pat in a circle about 6 to 8 inches. Cut into 8 wedges. Brush top of scones with cream and then sprinkle coarse sugar on top. Place scones on a stone or sheet pan, wedges should be about 2 inches apart. Bake at 425 for 11-13 minutes. Do not over cook. Edges may start to turn light brown but you don't want brown bottoms!
Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. When scones are just cool drizzle with glaze. Serve soon.
You can also freeze the scones before they are baked, flash freeze and then place in a freezer baggie. Cook frozen scones at 425 for 11-13 minutes, use within a month.
Glaze
zest from 1 lime
1 cup powdered sugar
lime juice to desired consistency
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14 comments:

Krista Low said...

I am so glad that you liked these scones! I am honored that you made these and linked back to A Handful of Everything!!! Wohoo :) You are fabulous girl! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Nedra said...

I love anything with a citrus flavor. Looks yum!

Michelle Muse said...

I am a scone lover! These look amazing;0) I can't wait to make and taste them..Im sure the lime adds a lovely kick:)

Michelle Muse said...

Yum these look amazing..i can not wait to make them! I love scones:)

Liz Berg said...

Oooh, a double dose of coconut? These sound incredible, Cindy!

Danelle M said...

This is one of my favorite flavor combos! Can't wait to try it.

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

Oh my.... these look fantastic! one of my favorite flavor combos!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up! These sound delicious and I love baking with coconut oil.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What a wonderful flavor combination!
Mary x

Beth said...

These scones look great. I love lime in anything!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, coconut and limes are a fabulous taste combination and your scones look wonderful - they must have tasted terrific - I have scones on my list for a Sunday picnic this week and hope they will turn out as lovely looking as yours!
Have a fabulous Friday!

Katrina said...

Ooh, I love scones, too. And always feel so guilty when they are usually made with cream and butter. Coconut oil I can get behind. Coconut/lime--even better.

Christy @ Creating A Beautiful Life said...

Oh, yum! Can't wait to try these. I love this flavor combination. I'm visiting from A Peek Into My Paradise link party.

Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

Mary Frances McNellis said...

Digging the coconut oil and the lime! Wonderful and refreshing combo! (here from a peek into paradise)