Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Orange & Coconut Scones

Thank all of you so very much for your prayers and well wishes. Keep those prayers coming! I'll be on tonight commenting. Today has been crazy, I am posting REALLY late for me.
Let's eat some scones!
This scone recipe was adapted from Tyler Florence. Talk about good and easy! There is one thing I found very confusing, are these for breakfast, snack or dessert? Guess I shouldn't compartmentalize my life so much. Anyway, let's not argue about them let's just make them and eat them!

Orange & Coconut Scones -


Sift together 2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Using a pastry cutter or a food processor cut in 5 tablespoons of cold butter cut into small cubes. The butter should look like small peas in the flour.







Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in 1 cup of heavy cream. Fold everything in to incorporate but be careful not to overwork the dough. Fold in 1/2 cup of shredded coconut and zest from one orange.





Press the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 by 3 by 1 1/4 inches. Cut the rectangle in 1/2 then cut the pieces in 1/2 again, giving you 4 (3-inch) squares. Cut the squares in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape.





Place the scones on a cookie sheet line with parchment paper or a silplat and brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until beautiful and brown.



Let the scones cool a bit before you apply the glaze.




In a double boiler (i.e. over a pot of simmering water with a heatproof bowl set on top), mix the juice from one orange and 2 cups of confectioners' sugar together in a heat-safe bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add 1 teaspoon of orange zest and 1 tablespoon of butter. Whisk the glaze to smooth out any lumps.




Drizzle the glaze over the top of the scones. Let it set a minute before serving. Ok, who wants to argue about when is the right time to eat these?



47 comments:

gigi said...

You can't go wrong with coconut!!
These are an anytime good treat! Yum!

Steph said...

Those scones look good! Sometimes I wonder the same thing myself. What is breakfast anymore?!

sherri said...

These were worth waiting for!

I posted late today too.

Sweta said...

Gosh-they looks so good!Somehow I shy away from baking-no idea why,coz I used to love it in school!!Maybe someday.........

doggybloggy said...

what great flavor combinations - wow these scones look so good!

Michelle said...

These look great...I think I'd eat a bunch for breakfast, snacks, and dessert too! They'd be too yummy not to enjoy all day!

Thanks for sharing, and they look super easy!

Mary said...

These look terrific and the flavors combo should be great together.

girlichef said...

I say right now!! Yum, they look delicious :)

Kristen said...

They look wonderful, I'm planning a tea party for my friends in the near future and may have to use this recipe

Ginger said...

Ok I would like a SCONE please!! They would go great with morning coffee or tea....

Pearl said...

orange and coconut sound like a fantastic mixture!

lk- Healthy Delicious said...

this sound great! I bet they would be nice with lime too.

Femin Susan said...

orange and coconut sounds like a super mixture.These were worth waiting for.
Cheers!

Reeni♥ said...

I could eat one of those anytime and all the time! Such delicious flavors and the yummy drizzle on top!

Selba said...

Orange and coconut.. that's a great combination. The scones look so good!

Btw, drinking coconut flesh with oranges juice is really nice ;)

Cheryl said...

Ohh Katherine here I am feeling sorry for myself and I totally missed your post regarding losing your job. That sucks royally, you can always use me for a reference :) Good luck on the hunt, I will be thinking about you.

Pam said...

I've still never made scones - this looks like the perfect recipe to try. YUM.

Donna-FFW said...

These sound terrific and they look gorgeous, love the flecks of orange. My guy Ty has got it going on, no?

MaryBeth said...

Oh Katherine, you had me at Orange. Your scones look so light and fluffy good!!

Elra said...

What a delicious sounding scones Katherine. I like the coconut in there.

Sophie said...

Waw.....Katherine!! Those scones do look so lovely & delicious! Thanks!!

Noah's Mommy said...

oh wow...those look amazing....and I could eat a scone any time of day....happy SITS day

Debbie said...

Those look great Katherine. I have never made scones before and I will have to try this. I love the pictures...step by step...I need that!!! I would eat these anytime...not just breakfast. I can see me having them in the afternoon with some coffee. Perfect!

5 Star Foodie said...

These sound delicious with orange and coconut flavor and i love the glaze drizzled on top!

teresa said...

What a great combination, these look amazing!!

Debbie said...

Yum! I do love some scones.

Cathy said...

oh these look divine. I love coconut in anything but have never had it in a scone!

Marjie said...

NOW is the right time, of course. Thor and I will be over shortly! He'll bring his lobster to play with you and cheer you up.

Chef E said...

Gosh those scones make me want to run into the kitchen and cook some right now...

I hear either they like coconut or they hate it, and I love it!

TavoLini said...

ooooh--I would eat them in the morning with coffee. And would probably want a vat of the icing for dipping ;)

burpandslurp said...

strangely, I've been craving scones like no other, despite all the butter in it. I love that addition of coconut for extra depth and richness.

The Blonde Duck said...

Scones look great! I hope you find something soon!

Greg C said...

Yum, maybe I could make this after I finish the cheesecakes tonight.

Natashya said...

I vote breakie!
They look yummy, just the thing with a cup of coffee.

Pam said...

These are easy! I'd have to say they'd be good anytime of day!

Jenn@slim-shoppin.com said...

I could pretty much eat that any time!

I love the glaze the best.

I've only made scones once, but they didn't look as good as yours!

Thanks for posting the recipe, I may give it a crack again!

buffalodick said...

They sound excellent, and would be delighted if you sent me about 50 of them!

Chris said...

When to eat them? NOW!

K said...

The scones look great.

Motte Valois said...

what a wonderful recipe! Thank you so much! And your blog is absolutely awesome! A big hug from New Zealand

Madam Chow said...

I'm not a big coconut fan, but these look good even to me! And good luck with your job hunt.

Femin Susan said...

scones look great. Can't help my tongue from watering.
Cheers!

Bunny said...

Oh I love these, I bet they were fantastic!!

Sophie said...

I'd say it's always the right time to eat these ;). Those flavors sound very tasty together.

Hornsfan said...

These sounds like a tropical delight!

Kara said...

I love scones, and these sound incredible! They are definitely going into my "to try" folder!

Jude said...

I'm alright with having this any time of day. Interesting flavor fairing!