My fluffy scones with a hint of coconut…

You will need:

450g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
110g butter, diced, plus extra for greasing
pinch of salt
50g desiccated coconut
100g caster sugar
200ml milk
2 free-range eggs, beaten
4 tbsp natural yoghurt
To serve:
75g marscapone
3tbsp honey

Preheat the oven to 225C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly butter a couple of baking trays. Place the flour and butter in a large mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the coconut and sugar.

In a bowl, mix together the milk, egg and yoghurt. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in two-thirds of the wet ingredients. If it’s too dry, add the rest of the wet ingredients to get the desired consistency. Quickly bring together the ingredients to form a soft dough.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out to form a rough circular shape about 2.5cm/1in thick. Cut into wedges and place onto the prepared baking tray (use some flour to stop the knife from sticking, if necessary). Or you could just make drop scones…

Sprinkle the scones with flour. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the scones are risen and golden. Serve with the marscapone and honey whipped together.



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