It’s pretty hard to eat a scone and not feel fancy. Which is strange because they began with very humble roots in Scotland as a quick bread hundreds of years ago. Now they grace the plates at high teas and coffee shops, but these delicious little breads are actually pretty easy to make. Easy enough, if fact, that you can feel fancy every weekend with not a crazy amount of work.
But let’s take a minute to talk about this whipped coconut cream. I want to throw out things like “life-changing” but you have just got to try it for yourself. It is a little tricky to make because you really don’t want any of the liquid in the solid part of the cream that you will whip. Unless you refrigerate it for a while (overnight) it can be very hard to separate the liquids from the solids. Being a somewhat impatient person, I didn’t refrigerate mine and had a rough time separating out the cream and got a sad little amount of this amazing gift to the world. So long story short, don’t be like me and find your inner patience to refrigerate the coconut milk overnight.
As a long time King Arthur flour fan, I saw a similar recipe for a raspberry cream cheese scone in one of their older Sift magazines. I adapted it to accommodate all the wonderful summer strawberries that are available right now, but you can substitute the soft seasonal fruit you love – think peaches and cinnamon or blueberries and lemon. This is a great base recipe to start really experiment with flavors.
Above: The dough can be divided into four sections. Each section will become it’s own disc and cut like a pie (top right) before being topped with sanding sugar and placed in the oven.
These scones last a good amount of time. I individually wrapped the scones in plastic wrap and kept them in the refrigerator for two days. They were still wonderful two days later and should last up to 5-7 days tightly wrapped and refrigerated. Same with the coconut cream. There is something about eating these flavorful and crumbly little beauties that is the perfect combination with your morning tea or coffee; the two dry and wet compliment each other perfectly. I recommend eating at least one a week, I think it’s important to feel fancy weekly.