Friday, October 14, 2011

Tropical Coconut Scones wtih Passion Fruit Glaze


Passiflora, Lilikoi, or simply Passion Fruit, the mere scent can derive visions of turquoise waters and swaying palms directly into your minds eye.  Add the aroma of coconut and one has a true tropical treat on their hands bringing a taste of the tropics right into your kitchen.

Some 25 years ago I was lucky enough to participate in an afternoon tea at the birthplace of Sir Walther Raleigh in Devon, England.  A touch of elegance was introduced to my young life with a simple plain scone that became nothing short of spectacular when it met clotted cream and homemade apricot jam.  While I don't remember many meals from that long ago, this one stand forefront in my mind as does my love of the scone.

Originally of Scottish origin and baked without leaveners, the scone "rose" in popularity with the introduction of baking powder and now has a popular following in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and many other countries.  A basic component of the traditional Devonshire Tea, the scone can now also be easily found in supermarkets and bakeries worldwide.  Made either sweet or savory, these quick breads are biscuit-like and easy enough to make at home.

For years, my idea of a scone was that plain version I was introduced to at the Devonshire Tea, however, Liv and I have experimented with flavors over the years and we have broadened our horizons with Lemon Blueberry Scones, Spiced Pumpkin Scones, and one of my all time favorites, Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Scones.  Slightly crispy on the outside and extraordinarily tender inside, scones work wonderfully in the morning with your tea or coffee and equally as well as an after school snack or afternoon pick-me-up when those stomach growls reach their peak.

With a jar of Kelapo Coconut Oil in our pantry, a bag of passion fruit on our counter and a yearning for the tropics, the idea of a Tropical Coconut Scone topped with an aromatic Passion Fruit Glaze seemed to call my name.  Replacing butter with the coconut oil and whipping cream with coconut milk, the heady scent of coconut had visions of white sand beaches popping into my kitchen.  Topped before baking with a sprinkle of raw sugar (pure cane from Hawaii - of course), the scones are delightful even without the glaze bringing a light coconut flavor and a nice sugar crunch.  Adding the glaze however, brought these little gems over the top and had me dreaming of Maui in no time.  Look under the nearest palm tree, that's where you will find Liv and me...



Thank You!

Tropical Coconut Scones with Passion Fruit Glaze
Liv Life

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
3 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbs coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp coconut extract (optional)
milk for brushing
raw sugar for sprinkling

Glaze
1/3 cup powdered sugar
juice of one passion fruit


Preheat the oven to 425º.  Line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, shredded coconut, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Whisk to combine.  Add the coconut oil and either with a fork or your fingers, work the oil into the flour until the coconut oil is evenly distributed and the mixture resembles a "coarse crumble".

In a measuring cup measure the 1/2 cup of coconut milk, egg and add the extract if using.  Whisk to combine.

Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined, being careful not to over mix.

Dump the mixture onto a flour dusted board and pat into a round.  Cut the round into 8 triangles and place the individual triangles onto the prepared baking sheet.  Brush with milk and sprinkle with raw sugar

Place into the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

In the mean time prepare the passion fruit glaze.  Measure 1/3 cup of powdered sugar into a small bowl.  Cut the passion fruit in half and squeeze the fruit over a fine mesh sieve over the powdered sugar allowing the juice to fall over the sugar.  Whisk until smooth, adding extra juice if too thick.

When the scones are cool, drizzle the glaze over the top and allow to set.  Serve, and enjoy.


 

37 comments:

  1. I have waited all day for this post! I like you with scones. I love them. My favorite is the double ginger ones though. I need to get my hands on passion fruit so I can make these now. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm so excited! Happy weekend.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! I love the taste of passion-fruit.

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  3. all I have to do is buy some passion fruit. I'm so making them asap! Thanks Kim!

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  4. These scones are so pretty and I bet they taste delicious to boot!

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  5. Goodness me what a gorgeous exotic pairing! I can't get enough of passion fruit and these scones look amazing!x

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  6. u know I never ate a scone till date! But this one is making me drool .. pashion fruit...yummy! The first click is super tempting.

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  7. Coconut scones are one of my all time favorites! Love the glaze...

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  8. I simply adore scones and also love coconut - so you have made the perfect scone. These are on my list to make and I am going to pin it right now to Pinterest. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  9. I'm a big fan of coconut,I'm going to make this soon,thanks for sharing,,,I will mark the recipe,sound really good to me,,,and the glaze YummY.
    Ridwan

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  10. A-HA! I see this photo being repinned on Pinterest and I find out it's YOU my dear! You are so amazing. I could be a big huge fan of these scones I just know it. Your photographs blow me away! This is on my to-make list. :)

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  11. Kim, isn't Kelapo oil amazing stuff!? I have a little bit left in my jar and I periodically open it up just to smell it lol. I don't want to use it up because then it will be gone and I'll go into mourning. :-(
    As for the scones, I have mentioned in my blog before that I love scones! There is something so homey yet elegant about them and with these you have certainly made them sound both of those things.

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  12. Goodness gracious! This is a dish worth remembering!

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  13. The scones sound delicious but the glaze looks amazingly good! Yum!

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  14. Yum! I love coconut! I will have to try this recipe sometime. :D

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  15. Love the combination of flavours in those scones...really inviting!

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  16. Oh my! These looks so wonderful. Beautiful passion fruit in the pic too!

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  17. I would happily lick the spoon clean of that glaze - yum! You caught the perfect photo there...granted they all look amazing! I have been looking for more recipes using coconut oil, and this looks perfect.

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  18. Such gorgeous photos of what have to be the most perfect scones I've seen. And the tropical flavors sound marvelous!!

    PS...you've got my vote :)

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  19. Wow - these looks absolutely fabulous - I would enjoy this thoroughly. :)

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  20. That glaze looks really tasty. I just picked up some passion fruit at the UTC farmer's market, wondering what I could do with them.

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  21. These scones look nothing like what I usually think of a scone as! These look light and full of flavor! Delicious :)

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  22. Oooh I love anything with coconut, these look fabulous! The pumpkin ones sound great too. Also congrats on your foodbuzz award, that is so AWESOME! You deserve it, your blog is wonderful!!

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  23. Boy, you KNOW I'm all over this one! WOWSA! Brilliant scones, totally Caribbeany :) Voted for you!

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  24. Beautiful, Kim, just beautiful! Love the glaze dripping over...

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  25. Oh oops I guess I should have said NOMINATION I just realized I read that wrong :) Anyway, I just cast my vote and I hope you win!!

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  26. this is a wonderful recipe! and congrats on your nomination! I was so excited to see your blog listed. I voted right away!!!!

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  27. Oh my goodness these scones look soooo insanely good. I love the coconut milk, the coconut extract, cocoa oil and flaked unsweetened coconut! I'm such a coconut fanatic so I'd be all over these scones.
    LOVE the idea of a passion fruit glaze. It sounds incredible.
    Now if only I had two of three of these for breakfast right now. :)

    By the way, I voted for you! (and nominated you too)

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  28. This looks so good!!! Just lovely. I am bookmarking to make this soon. YUM!

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  29. Simply great!
    Excellent post Liv!
    (I did not forget to nominate you!
    Regards.
    Begoña

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  30. Wow - I saw this on Dessert Stalker - it sounds delicious.

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  31. I have never tried a scone before. These sound really delicious. I can't wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Your Scones look Incredibly tasty...and I do love the flavor of passion fruit glaze..very well done as always, Kim!!!

    Wish you beautiful week ahead!!!

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  33. Kim, love the flavours and that drizzle. An exotic drizzle sure beats a Scottish drizzle ;-) Which leads me to the story of the rise of the scone. Great post - you've inspired me to head over to Devon one day. A must for history sake if not for the clotted cream and jam!

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  34. I'm from Hawaii and always eat lilikoi! Its hard to get any kind of tropic flavors in baking for me..so I deff will try this!

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  35. Wow, those scones look good-- especially with the passion fruit glaze! How on earth did you manage to shape them so perfectly? :)

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  36. These scones look fantastic! Love the combo of passion fruit and coconut, yum! :)

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