On Sunday, Mike and I were greeted by the smell of freshly-baked toasted coconut scones.
They were the softest, moistest, most delicious scones my taste buds had ever encountered. Usually I don’t like scones because they are too dry/ing, but these Nantucket-innkeeper-scones were the opposite of that. Skye the innkeeper – saint that she is -provided me with the recipe! You can imagine my excitement.
Obviously I baked them within 3 days and obviously I added pumpkin.
The secret? Copious amounts of heavy cream.
Heavy cream + pumpkin. Mmmmmm.
I also got to use my vintage (ahem..found for 3 dollars at a flea market) pastry cutter.
Here’s the recipe. Thanks, Skye!
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, very cold
1 cup heavy cream
*For my version, I substituted 1/2 cup heavy cream for 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, and added some nutmeg and cinnamon as well)
Mix together the dry ingredients, then add the butter using a pastry cutter (or, grate the butter in a box grater and toss it in) until it is in pea-sized crumbs. Fold in the heavy cream using a spatula until just combined. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes in a round cake pan, then cut in diagonals to serve.
Or… use a biscuit cutter (also vintage = flea market find)