Lemon-Coconut Scones
Yield: 17 scones • Preparation: 25 minutes • Bake: 17 to 18 minutes
  • ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons cold heavy whipping cream, divided
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse coconut until coarsely chopped. Spread coconut on a prepared baking sheet. Toast until light golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. Let cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt, whisking well. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cooled coconut, stirring to combine. Set aside.
  5. In a liquid measuring cup, combine ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons cream and lemon extract, stirring until blended. Add to flour mixture, stirring until mixture comes together. (If dough seems dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is uniformly moist.) Working gently, bring mixture together with hands until a dough forms.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 to 5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to a ¾-inch thickness. Using a 1¾-inch round cutter, cut 17 scones from dough, rerolling scraps as necessary. Place scones 2 inches apart on remaining prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of scones with remaining 1 tablespoon cream.
  7. Bake until edges of scones are golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 17 to 18 minutes.
Recipe by The Ribbon in My Journal - Phyllis Hoffman DePiano at https://www.theribboninmyjournal.com/easter-tea-menu/