While I am not British, nor have I actually been to England (yet!), but someone from a Facebook group asked me for a scone recipe and I naturally agreed! I love learning new things, especially when it comes to baking. I just hope I got it right. I read so many scone recipes and therefore created many batches to see how the progress go. Here the version I eventually came up with – I hope you like it!
Scones are basically sweet buns or rolls that can be enjoyed as a sweet breakfast or a snack with afternoon tea. Another way of having scones is as a dessert. There are many versions and flavors you can add to scones, you can also make it as a savory dish too. I made the scones sweet and had them for breakfast, they were delicious! But you probably guessed that already 🙂
I wanted my scones to have a tropical taste that goes well with the summer time heat. That's why I added frozen pineapples and shredded coconut, again you can play around with the tastes and add whatever you like – such as jam, chocolate, strawberries, blueberries etc.
One important tip I discovered is that you need to use cold butter and even freeze it before use. It will help the dough become flaky and light. Another important tip - if you want to add fruits to the dough of your scones, such as strawberries, use frozen fruits (literally frozen, not thawed) so they will not release too much liquid and ruin the dough texture.
Lastly, do not skip the frosting; it makes the scones taste so much better!
For the frosting: