Sunday, August 8, 2010

Almond Joy Scones

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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.

Almond Joy Scones
JennyMac Lipsmack creation

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.

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Yummy! I think these would have been better with the mini chocolate chips....but the regular is what I had on hand.

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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!



Susi said...

I love Almond Joy! These scones look amazing, and I really like the addition of almond paste in them!

Melody said...

Genius! They look delicious.