Well, it is scones again this week and admittedly, I wasn't to eager to make these. It wasn't because it was another scone recipe (though I am eager to move on to something else). It wasn't the carrots either (I love a good carrot cake or souffle). It was the darn coconut. I just don't understand it. Yes, it adds moisture and flavor, but to me it's just all wrong. The flavor is fine, but the texture is so chewy and unenjoyable. I hesitate whenever I see a recipe calling for coconut, and I usually try to eliminate it if it is only acting in a supporting role. However, in the spirit of the baking club, I wanted to give the recipe a try as written. I was pretty skeptical about it though. Could I really enjoy coconut? It was doubtful.
While I do question the categorization of these treats into the scone family, I don't question the fact that these little guys weren't so bad. They were light and flaky, and the coconut ended up to be not as distracting as I had imagined, though I could have done without it. In my opinion it was the citrus glaze that really brightened up the flavors and made these guys work. The funny thing was that my husband was away for the weekend and my three munchkins were at their grandparent's house for a highly anticipated sleepover (a house all to myself... Yahoo!). What does any self-respecting adult do when they find themselves alone with pastries and no one to share them with? Well, they eat the tops off all the scones and leave the carcasses to look all sad and withered on the plate. It wasn't pretty, but it was oh so enjoyable :)
According to Baked Sunday Morning rules, I cannot publish this recipe for all of you. I can only try to make you drool. I respect this decision and encourage you to go out and by the book, you will not be disappointed, I promise.