Strawberry White Chocolate Coconut Scones

Monday, June 22, 2015
Strawberry Scones1Hello!  I hope everyone out there is doing well and enjoying their summer.  I wanted to pop in and tell you I’m still alive and okay.  I’m honestly not sure about the future of this blog.  I’ve thought about starting a new blog, maybe continuing this one, or stopping all together.  I’m not sure what’s the right choice. I gotta ponder and do some soul searching, I suppose.  My heart is just not into blogging these days. 

Anyway, here’s a recipe I made a lonnng time ago; three months ago seems like three years ago.  I haven’t created any new recipes since then.  This one was too good to go to waste!  These are yummy Strawberry White Chocolate Coconut Scones.
Strawberry Scones3 They’re pretty gorgeous.  They’re made with butter, coconut milk, sweetened flake coconut, white chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.  Now is the time to be eating all of those delicious berries since they’re in season!  I really love the combo of coconut and strawberries.  I wonder if you could substitute coconut oil for some of the butter?  Just an idea.  Take care and thanks for stopping by! 

Love, Me.
Strawberry Scones2 Strawberry White Chocolate Coconut Scones

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 large egg
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Thinly sliced strawberries

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  Whisk in sugar until combined.  Work in butter, using a pastry blender or two forks, until well incorporated and mealy.  Stir in coconut and white chocolate chips until combined.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg, coconut milk and vanilla until well combined.  Make a "well" in the center of dry ingredients and pour the liquid mixture into the center.  Gently stir everything together until just combined.

Pat the dough into a 1 1/2-inch thick round on a cookie sheet.  Slice into 8 triangles and space evenly on cookie sheet.  Top with sliced strawberries.  Sprinkle tops of scones with sugar, if desired.
Bake scones 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.  Cool 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks.

Makes 8 scones
15 comments on "Strawberry White Chocolate Coconut Scones"
  1. Nice to see you back!

  2. I love your blog. I will be sad if you stop blogging, but you have to do what is right for you. Amongst my favorite memories is your trip to France with your sister when she graduated from high school. I nearly peed my pants laughing so hard at those entries. You are a gem, Emily, but follow your heart.

  3. Nice to hear from you and glad all is well! It's hard for me to even fathom blogging as long as you have and still coming up with so many new ideas and great recipes. These scones are a great example - they do look pretty spectacular. Hope you are having a nice summer too!

  4. Hi, Emily! Yours is the only blog I read and I enjoy it whatever you write about. Good luck with everything you decide to do. I'm sure you will be successful!

  5. My heart would be broken if you stopped this blog! Of course I can't tell you what to do, and I hope no reader pressures you into continuing something your heart isn't into. I have just become so reliant on your blog for dessert recipes. Would you leave this up for archival purposes? How about putting your recipes on Tastebook or a similar site so folks who love your recipes could purchase a book of them? Just include this scone recipe!

  6. So glad you're doing okay, Emily! These scones are beautiful and they sound delicious. I can't wait to try baking these soon. Pinned!

  7. I know exactly how you are feeling. I posted my last recipe back in the beginning of May. Don't know if I will continue or not either. Anyhow those scones look great. Berries are definitely in season now!

  8. you've been missed! glad you're back for a moment with another scrumptious recipe. :)

  9. I've missed you but followed you on Instagram, so at least I see your pretty face from time to time. You are a busy gal!

    A few months ago we had something pretty devastating happen to us, and I stopped blogging for awhile - didn't think I'd ever want get back into it. But one day I plunged in and now, in spite of the fact our circumstances haven't changed, the boost I get from reading about others and having contact with them has helped me. I'm not saying you should start blogging again - just that I understand how you feel, or at least as much as I can without knowing your situation. ;) I have a connection with you whether you blog or not - you have made a positive impression on me. I love your recipes, but to me they are secondary - I just love reading about what's going on with you.

  10. Blogging is sharing part of yourself and it's perfectly understandable that you could want to stop when you feel like you just can't share yourself for a while. I hope you'll come back to blogging soon.

  11. I had the same feeling a few years ago. My blog had started out as a food blog, but it started becoming a chore instead of a hobby. I took a couple of years off, but during that time found myself saying "I should blog about this!" so I eventually came back to my blog. This time around I don't limit myself to blogging about anything in particular or how often I update it. I see it as an online journal or sorts. I have truly enjoyed seeing you/your blog develop and grow and wish you all the best in whatever path you choose!

  12. Yours is the first blog I ever found before I knew what a blog was. I googled Red Velvet Cake :) That was so many years ago. I just think you are hilarious and I love your recipes. I've enjoyed the blog so much! You'll be missed, but good luck with everything if you decide not to come back.

  13. Take a break, but don't stop! You might find that you come back renewed and interested in focusing on new topics.

    I love the recipe!! <3

  14. Nice to see you back here. These scones look fabulous!

  15. I missed this post back in June, but would be sad if you never food blogged again. Still, I totally understand as I've slowed down quite a bit lately. Don't leave forever, you have many followers and admirers. ;) God bless!