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These Lime and Coconut Scones bring a taste of the tropics to a dull winter’s day! Served with a coconut glaze, these are a perfect way to start the day!

Lime and Coconut Scones

These Lime and Coconut Scones bring a taste of the tropics to a dull winter’s day! Served with a coconut glaze, these are a perfect way to start the day!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Annie N

Ingredients

  • For the scones:
  • 2 1/2 cups (350g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) caster/white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (45g) desiccated coconut
  • Zest of 1 large or 2 small limes
  • 1 stick (113g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • For the glaze:
  • 6 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.

  2. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, coconut and lime zest into a large bowl and stir together briefly.

  3. Add in the cubes of butter and then rub between your fingers until you have a mixture which resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Some larger, pea sized lumps are fine as well.

  4. Add in the eggs, lime juice and 2tbsp of milk and mix with a wooden spoon until the dough starts to stick together. You may need an extra tablespoon of milk.

  5. Dough should hold together, but be crumbly. You don't want an entirely smooth and sticky dough.

  6. Tip onto your prepared baking tray and pat into a circle as big as you need to make it 1/2 inch thick. (Mine was around 7 inches across).

  7. Use a long knife, or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 8 triangles. I use a pizza cutter as it's super easy to run through the dough! Separate the scones and leave 2 inches between each scone.

  8. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until risen and lightly golden on the edges. Scones will also be firm to the touch, but spring back when you press.

  9. Leave to cool completely before making the glaze. Mix icing sugar and lime juice together in a small bowl and then add in the desiccated coconut, stirring until you have a thick, but runny enough mixture to spoon over the scones.

  10. Spoon/drizzle glaze over each scone and then serve. Lime and Coconut Scones will keep in an airtight container, at room temperature for 4 days.