Thursday, 14 March 2013

Coconut Chocolate Chip Scones with Lime

Coconut Chocolate Chip Scones with Lime
In my home we love tea time. It's usually a couple of hours after lunch, around at 4:30pm and the whole family sits down in the living room enjoying a nice hot cup of tea or coffee with delicious biscuits.
Sometimes we sweeten up the moment by accompanying our hot drink with a slice of cake or a dougnut. However one of the things we enjoy the most with our source of caffeine is scones. I absolutely love them, especially the sweet kind and these scones were one of the best I've tasted. I love chocolate, coconut and lime together. The sweetness of the chocolate, chewiness of the coconut and the tang of the lime work so well together. Plain scones are nice, but these flavours are what make these scones extra special.

(Makes around 12)
For the scones:
284ml buttermilk
260g (2 cups) plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
50g (1/4 cup + 2 tbsp) sugar
60g unsalted butter
70g (1 cup) dessicated coconut
150g plain chocolate, cut into chunks
zest of 1 lime
pince of salt

For the lime glaze
Juice of half a lime
30g (1/4 cup) icing sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celcius and prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  2. In a bowl sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar.
  3. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour, until it is like breadcrumbs
  4. Add the zest, coconut and chocolate, give it a quick mix, make a well in the centre of the mixture and add in the buttermilk. Mix very gently until everything is incorporated, do not over kneed the dough
  5. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, the dough will very sticky. Using your the palm of your hand flatten the dough out till half an inch thick. Use a round cutter and cut out the scones
  6. Press the leftover together and repeat step 5 
  7. Place the scones on the baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  8. Once baked take them out of the oven and let them cool down

For the glaze
  1. To make the glaze combine the lime juice and icing sugar, give them a quick stir. The glaze should be the consistency of single cream, if too runny add more icing sugar if too thick add more lime juice
  2. Using a spoon drizzle the glaze over the scones
  3. Serve while still slightly warm



  1. Oooo, I LOVE scones! Coconut and lime sounds like the perfect combo! Thanks for linking up at Sweet & Savoury Sundays! :)