I don't know about you but every so often I really like the coconut, almond and chocolate combination. Just like some people like the chocolate/peanut combo....Or my favorite the sweet/salty pairing as in chocolate covered pretzels. I saw a recipe for a coconut scone and I tweaked it up like one of my favorite candy bars. You can certainly leave out the almond paste or the coconut to restyle it your own way too.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1/2 cup toasted coconut
1/2 package chocolate chips
1/4 cup almond paste
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1/2 cup milk or cream
1 large egg
1/2 package chocolate chips, melted
1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter and almond paste into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; or use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in chocolate chips and coconut.
3. In a small bowl, whisk milk/cream, coconut extract and egg until smooth.
4. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
5. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool on cooling rack.
6. Melt remaining 1/2 package of chocolate chips and stir in oil until smooth. Drizzle chocolate on cooled scones. Serve when chocolate is set.
Yummy! I think these would have been better with the mini chocolate chips....but the regular is what I had on hand.
Although the first picture appearing on this post looks luscious with the chocolate drizzle. It took longer to cool and was not so easy to store. I think they are good with or without the drizzle buy easier to store and tote around for a snack without the drizzle. Regards....delish!