Monday, June 1, 2009

Coconut Scones with Rhubarb Jam

I have this recipe copied into my cookbook but have no idea where I got it..these scones are so light and delightful especially paired up with fresh rhubarb jam.

2 cups flour
1 cup finely shredded coconut, lightly toasted and cooled, then ground up in food processor (coffee grinder would work too)
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut in 1/2" cubes
1 1/4 cups cold whipping cream
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine dry ingredients including coconut, add butter pieces and pulse a few times if you're using a food processor and if not cut in with a pastry blender until no large butter pieces are visible.
Combine cream and extracts and add to the dry ingredients and pulse a few more times till dough comes together. You may need to add a bit more flour at this time, just enough to handle the dough.
Pat dough on baking sheet 1/2 " thick, form into a circle and cut into 10 wedges.
Brush with cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Bake at 425 for 15 min.

I had a hankering for fresh rhubarb jam with these scones and so cooked up a batch..oh it was so good! I looked in almost every cookbook that I own but couldn't find a simple recipe for rhubarb jam..every recipe has either strawberries or jello added. So here is my simple version:

4 cups rhubarb
3 cups sugar
Mix the rhubarb and sugar together in a large saucepan and bring to boil on high. Then lower the heat to medium and boil for 10 min stirring frequently. Pour in jars and seal. Now that is simple, right?
Yields: approx 4 jelly jars.

Excellent gifts too.. a few coconut scones wrapped up with a jar of fresh rhubarb jam..you will bless someone with that for sure!!

19 comments:

  1. Perfect, Betty! I bet those scones have a wonderful flavour. I just got a whole bunch of rhubarb on Friday, and am making some jam with it too! :) Simple, but delicious!

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  2. Coconut Scones wow what a catch and rhubarb jam. Do you offer take out drive thru.

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  3. I'm waiting for my beloved to come for breakfast .. and now my mouth waters and suddenly my cereal looks a bit boring.
    Your scones and rhubarb jam look wonderful and what a great combo that would be.

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  4. i made your queen victoria sponge cake yesterday...so wonderful...thx!! my dd said, "oh, the bad thing about eating this is...I want to eat more!"
    that's a rave review!!!!

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  5. Scones are one of my favorite treats! Less sugar than most desserts! Thanks!

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  6. Ohhh I love coconut and this sounds very decadent.

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  7. Hey Betty! You can bless me with those scones and jam anytime :0)
    The scones sound so wonderful...
    Happy June to you!

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  8. cocunut and scones all in one recipe.....smackin' my lips....
    homemade jam to top it off, is there anything homier then that?!

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  9. Coconut scones sound wonderful...and a tart jam would be the perfect mate. I don't think I've ever tried rhubarb jam...but maybe I will now.

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  10. I love the combo.....the scones and jam...and hey...never had coconut scones before but that is incredible! AND....that jam is easy enough for even me to make! Super! Love the pic...makes me decidedly less satisfied with my leftover soup this lunch hour whilst I read this!

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  11. Even at this supper hour, this looks very good to me!! Thank you for the bonus recipe of the jam!

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  12. I came across your blog in a round-about way -- and just love it! I LOVE recipes and good food (I come from a German/Polish background and married into a wonderful Mennonite family.) Your rhubarb jam sounds wonderful ... I have a pot on the stove this very minute to try it out! Thanks!

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  13. I adore coconut, I just find it adds great moist-ness to baked good, as well a providing a crispy outside. It does it all! With rhubarb jam it must pain perfectly!
    Thanks or sharing this recipe :)

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  14. Mmmm...these look very good...but everything you make looks good!
    Have a great weekend!
    ;-D

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  15. Betty - I made these and posted them yesterday on my blog! They were FANTASTIC!

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  16. Sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

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  17. BakerMary... whatever you prefer... do you like sweeter or not.

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  18. I absolutely love this jam! So difficult to find a jam for my children that isn't laden with sugar. How long should this jam last in my cold storage, or should it be kept refrigerated?
    Thank kindly :)

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  19. Nicloe ... thank you for the comment. If the jars are sealed, it will keep(maybe a year) but eventually lose it's fresh flavor. If you refrigerate or freeze it, it keeps it's flavor better. I hope that helps.

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