02 July 2012

{food} coconut lime scones

We celebrated Canada Day yesterday with a British twist, eating scones and trifle and Bavarian potatoes {because really...any food that seemed remotely European was working at this point}. I really need to explore that continent so I can cook with a larger world view.

Speaking of view, just try one of these little dainties and your eyes will open wide with amazement. They are flaky and just barely sweet and pretty much an amazing, melt-in-your-mouth experience.

I should have zested more limes. I think this recipe could handle three, maybe four.
Notice the ingredients? Coconut oil, coconut milk, shredded coconut. Yeah, I love that stuff.
Oh and you're vegan you say? Perfect. =D

Coconut Lime Scones
inspired by Heather's Dish
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbsp coconut oil {I use LouAnn's}, chilled and cut into cubes
1 cup full-fat coconut milk
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
lime zest, as much as you like

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Add the chilled coconut oil and cut it in with a knife until all small chunks are thoroughly incorporated. Add the shredded coconut and lime zest. Add the coconut milk, stirring just enough to combine. Place the dough on a floured surface and press {with floured hands} into a 9-inch circle. Cut into eighths {I use a wet knife, the dough is sticky!}. Place on parchment-paper covered baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms are just slightly browned.
Enjoy!