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coconut pineapple scones


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.

 recipe for big fluffy scones

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!

easy scones recipe


  • 2 & 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick/ 110 grams/ 1/2 cup butter, cubed and cold
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk/ coconut milk
  • 1 cup chopped, frozen pineapple
  • 4 tablespoons of shredded coconut

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut

how to make scones


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C / 360°F fan.
  2. In the mixer bowl, with the paddle attachment, mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the cold butter and continue mixing on low speed until the batter looks like crumbs.
  4. Add the frozen chopped pineapples and mix lightly.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients – egg, vanilla and milk and add to the mixer bowl, continue mixing until dough is unified.
  6. On a floured surface, knead the dough for a few minutes.
  7. Form the dough into disc shape and keep it 1 inch thick.
  8. With a knife or pizza cutter, cut the circle into 8 wedges.
  9. Place the circle on a baking pan lined with baking paper.
  10. Separate the wedges from each other so they can be fully baked. If they stay together, the center won’t be baked.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes.
  12. Cool in room temperature.
  13. In a bowl, mix all the frosting ingredients apart from the coconut.
  14. Drizzle frosting on the scones and sprinkle the shredded coconut on top.
  15. Have a scone and enjoy!

fruit scones recipe

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