Coconut Lemon Scones

Time: 45 minutes

Makes 8 triangle scones

Trooper is another well-known Canadian band. This song was very popular many years ago, but the words still provide good advice “We’re here for a good time, not a long time. So have a good time, the sun can’t shine every day”. These scones are delicious and definitely can lift your spirits when the sun isn’t shining, so will the music. Enjoy both with tea or coffee and have a good time today.

Music Selection: Trooper – We’re Here For A Good Time

Ingredients

2 c. flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

 3 Tbsp sugar

 Zest of 1 large lemon (two small)

½ tsp salt

 ½ c sweetened flake coconut

6 Tbsp cold butter, cut in cubes

1 c. heavy cream

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

¾ tsp coconut extract

½ tsp vanilla

Brush tops with: 1 Tbsp milk & 1 tsp sugar

Glaze

1 c. icing sugar powder

½ tsp lemon zest

Juice of 1 lemon

1 Tbsp dried coconut for glaze; more for sprinkling on scones

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 Deg F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, lemon zest, salt and coconut. Cut in the cold butter with pastry blender. Mix until mixture looks like coarse meal. In small bowl, whisk cream, lemon juice, coconut extract and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture and stir with spatula or wooden spoon until dough forms. Then on a floured surface, knead the dough until it forms a ball.

Form a large circle with the dough, that is about 10 inches in diameter or ¾ inches thick. Cut the dough into 8 scones. Place scones on baking trays that are lined with parchment paper.

In small bowl, mix sugar and milk. Brush on tops of each scone. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes.

Then let cool.

Mix glaze ingredients and place in small plastic ziplock. Cut a tiny whole in one corner and drizzle glaze on cooled scones. Sprinkle more coconut on top, if desired.

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