Friday, November 25, 2016

Homemade Chocolate Chip - Coconut Scones

Stay warm and snuggle up to these flavorful scones next to a steamy hot cup of tea
Good news! 
If you are reading this post it means you have survived. Yes, you survived the craziness of the holidays, the busy week of planning and cooking, and a whole day of indulging in the (hopefully!) amazing dishes you created.
AND today, you still feel like baking. Ha! I'm with you on this one:)
If not right now, you should save and try this recipe on the first occasion. Because these are all you love about scones. Buttery and crumbly. Perfectly dense and a bit cakey on the inside. Every bite exploding with satisfying chocolate chips and naturally sweet shredded coconut. And that's not all. Almond slices and sugar sprinkles are the added bonus on top.

Another thing that I love about these scones is that they are a little smaller than usual. And if you are wondering why smaller is better than bigger for this once, just think back at all the food you had yesterday :)
These are the perfect size to enjoy with my tea. And not any old cup of tea! But a perfectly brewed cup of delicate and flavorful goodness. And it's all thanks to my fancy new Ecooe teapot
So beautiful, right? With its modern and sleek design it's a great addition to my table. 
This teapot is made with premium and durable materials, like borosilicate glass and stainless steel for the filter and lid. It can be used on any stovetop (gas, electromagnetic, electric ceramic). And it endures instant temperature changes, so it won't break if you use it with both cold and hot tea. Its stainless steel filter is durable and ultra-dense. I never find tiny residues in my tea!
Did you know that tea tastes so much better when you bring the water to a boil on a stovetop, and not in the microwave?!? I've read that it's because when boiling on the stove, more bubbles (carbon) escape the water. This decreases the acidity of the water, and you end up with a better tasting tea, fuller in flavor. So I no longer use my microwave to prepare tea, but my stovetop teapot. And I'm loving every sip of it!
You can find out more about Ecooe teapot here

Here are a few things to keep in mind when making these scones.
Remember to use super cold butter - you can place in the freezer for 10 minutes or so before starting with the recipe. The tiny pieces of butter in the dough make the scones airy and soft on the inside when baking. So make sure to work quickly and don't overmix the dough.
Ready to try these out?!?

INGREDIENTS:
to make 18 small scones
  • 1 stick (4 oz, 115 gr) of unsalted butter, chilled
  • 2 cups (300 gr) of all-purpose  flour
  • 1/2 cup (100 gr) of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large egg, plus one egg for the egg wash
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml ) of heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup packed (35 gr)  of shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup (90 gr)  of mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (60 gr) of almond slices
  • coarse sugar


PREPARATION:

About one hour


1. If you haven't done so, place the butter in the freezer for maybe 10 minutes before you start with the recipe. If you don't have time, use the butter cold from the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 400° F (205° C).

2. In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add the butter into the flour and using pastry blender (or the tip of a knife) cut in pea size pieces until you get a coarse mixture.

3. Add the egg and almond extract. Mix while adding the heavy cream, until just combined.

4. Gently fold in the shredded coconut and chocolate chips.

5. Move the dough onto a counter sprinkled with flour. And make it into a 8 or 9 inches (20-23 cm) square, about half inch (1.3 cm) in thickness.

Cut into 9 squares, and cut each square in half diagonally to get 18 triangles.

Move onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Brush with egg wash (one egg beaten with one tablespoon of water). 

Sprinkle with coarse sugar and almond slices.

Bake at 400° F (205° C) for 15-18 min until golden on top. 
Enjoy :)





1 comment:

  1. Now this is how a post should be. Great relevant pictures and well explained. This is so appetizing and i sure it tastes great.

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