Chocolate Cherry Coconut Buttermilk Scones

As you know I just love scones.

They really are so delicious, I could eat them morning, noon and night.

And I do sometimes, there is no set time to have a scone.

These combine the delicious tartness of cherries along with coconut and chocolate and really nothing could be better if you ask me.

Bob’s Red Mill asked me to create a recipe using some of their products and I couldn’t wait to try their shredded unsweetened coconut it was great and very different than the coconut I typically find in stores. I know I will enjoy baking with it again. The other item I selected to try was their Dried Tart Cherries, they are so big and delicious I’m not going to even begin to tell you how many of those I popped into my mouth while baking!

Chocolate, cherries and coconut what a delicious combination!

Roll the dough out on a well floured surface. Scone dough is very sticky, but so worth getting your hands messy with!

Baking scones for a short period of time at a higher temperature gives you beautiful scones.

The addition of buttermilk in these scones compliments the chocolate, cherries and coconut nicely.

Drizzle the scones with a *Cherry Glaze Icing and serve.

The Recipe for my Chocolate Cherry Coconut Buttermilk Scones can be found on Bob’s Red Mill’s Website  and you can print it here.

Cherry Glaze Icing

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon cherry extract

1 tablespoon corn syrup

1 -2 tablespoons water

Mix all ingredients until smooth and put in piping bag and drizzle over scones.

 

 

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  1. 1

    I didn’t know you were a scone lover as well. I’m obsessed. These look marvelous! I have yet to try them with buttermilk (I don’t know why). Can’t wait to make them!

  2. 2

    I love love love dried tart cherries!!!! Love these little scones Diane.

  3. 4

    What a fabulous combination!!

  4. 5

    I just love how much you love scones! i can always count on awesome new flavors and shapes from you. I heart these ones :-)

  5. 6

    I’m going to remember your temperature tip! I actually have a scone recipe that I am going to try:) Yours look beautiful, as usual! Happy New Year, Diane!

    • 7

      Yeah Brian I’m obsessed too. I’ve made many flavors and really love them all, carrot cake, gingerbread, coconut lime, lemon, strawberry, pumpkin, see the list goes on and on. I even made fruitcake scones for my dad for Christmas. He LOVED them. We should do something together: like each of our takes on a new flavor to both of us. Could be FUN or at the minimum it’ll be yummy!

  6. 8

    I really, really have to resolve to make some of your scones sometime this year. Until I do, I know I’m missing out on some wonderful treats.

    • 9

      Oh if you do you really need to tell me what you think :) What is your favorite flavor or combination of flavors, maybe I’ll make one with your suggestion Paula.

  7. 10

    I love scones too!! They are my favorite food :D

    I’ve tried making them many, many times and while they’re always okay, I can never get them a tender and soft as they should be!
    These look yummy!

    • 11

      Well maybe I can help :)
      Use ICE COLD butter, that makes them flaky.
      Don’t overwork the dough, it shouldn’t be warm, or it won’t be flakey when baked.
      Heavy cream is WONDERFUL really. It’s only a small amount but makes a HUGE difference.
      Is that helpful?
      Let me know if you think it could be something else.

  8. 12

    Some of my favorite flavors here, chocolate cherries and coconut are delicious together.

  9. 13

    love these! Happy new year! off to pin them

  10. 14

    These are so pretty Diane – would be great for coffee with the girls.

  11. 15

    Prettiest scones, ever!!

  12. 16

    Oh, Diane, you always have such fantastic looking scones! Love this!

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