Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? It is my favorite TV show. Did you know if you buy the season on iTunes you don’t have to wait until Monday night to watch it… You can watch it Monday afternoon?!
I set up a little Downton tea party so I could watch some episodes of my favorite show!
I made some coconut scones (recipe below). I have been craving coconut scones since I had when were on the island of Maui in Hawaii last year. They are just SO GOOD. I also had some digestives with my scones. Digestives are basically little cookies. I don’t know why they call them digestives, they aren’t a health product and don’t help you digest!
|coconut scone recipe|
See, this is a Downton Abbey tea party. I sipped Earl Grey tea in my Diamond Jubilee Tea Cup I picked up when I was in London during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. When I was setting up for my party of one… I realized I only had 1 proper tea cup and it didn’t even have a saucer! I need to go raid my parents’ house for some teacups…
|Make up of a tea party: tea, scones, digestives|
Coconut Scone Recipe – adapted from here
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded coconut, toasted (toast in the microwave in 30 second increments until lightly browned) then cut into tinier pieces
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 tbsp COLD unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
- 3/4 cups heavy cream, cold
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg for egg wash
- turbinado sugar for topping
- Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
- In large bowl, combine flour, coconut, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the butter pieces in the bowl and then blend in with your fingers. You are done when the butter is evenly distributed and no large pieces of butter are seen.
- Combine the whipping cream, greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Mix together. Then add to the dry ingredients. Mix together with your hands until the dough just comes together.
- Knead the dough lightly, then pat out into a disk approx. 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut out circles (I used a glass to get my shape, but a proper biscuit cutter is better!).
- Bake for 14-16 minutes, until scones are golden brown. Remove and cool on a baking rack.
Have you seen my post about when I visited one of the castles on Downton Abbey?? If not, check it out HERE:
|My Visit To A Downton Abbey Castle|
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