Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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The coconut, pineapple and nuts combine in these scones to give them a taste of the tropics.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine flour, brown sugar and baking powder in bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut and macadamia cashew mix.
Beat pineapple, reserved pineapple juice and eggs in another bowl until well mixed; stir pineapple mixture into flour mixture (mixture may be slightly dry). Knead about 10 times or until mixture forms a dough, adding small amount of flour, if necessary.
Divide dough in half. Pat each half into 6-inch circle. Place onto large ungreased baking sheet. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Do not separate. Sprinkle each circle with 1 tablespoon coconut.
Bake 13-15 minutes or until scones are lightly browned. Separate into individual scones.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
I used a cutters to make individual round scones (it made 16 but I have a tendancy to over-knead so they were a bit flat) I used sliced almonds (crushed up) in place of the macadamia / cashew nuts and used 1/8 c. Crushed pineapple & 1/8 c. Canned mandarin oranges (sliced). I also didnt sprinkle additional coconut on top. They were tasty and sweet and so quick and easy to make.
I lightened the recipe by reducing butter to 3 Tbsp and using 1/3 cup applesauce. It was delicious! I also used toasted pecans in place of macademias & cashews
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