Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sassy Lazy Sunday Scones

Last night I found out my new neighbors were going to come over in the late morning so I decided to make some scones.  I decided I wanted mango scones even though I'd never had such a thing.  I found this fabulous recipe on this mighty adorable blog  -- Lovely Little Lunch Box's Mango Coconut Scones -- had all the ingredients, and like most scone recipes saw it was super easy so I made them.

For the first batch I followed the recipe and ended up over-mixing them accidentally.  The second batch came out perfectly, but you may want to heed at least the first of my notes/changes to the recipe:

  • Do NOT mix in the diced mangoes with those last ingredients as it states.  Make the dough and fold in the diced mangoes at the end.
  • You do not need to sweat over fresh mango which I find infuriating to cut.  I used frozen mango and let it thaw in the fridge over night.  For the second batch I just thawed more in the microwave, and it tastes just as good as fresh.
  • 75 grams of butter = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon.  Now you don't have to look it up!
  • Kick it up a notch.  I thought "Hmmmmm....coconut, mango?..... How about adding some Trader Joe's Thai Lime and Chili Almonds?"  Unreal!  You don' t need many, and I only put them in some of my batch to check it out, but they are a yummy addition and I will do i again...and again...and again!
  • I didn't have pecans but next batch I will be adding because pecans + mangoes + coconut are a mighty lovely threesome.

I had enough left over to put in bags to deliver to other neighbors.  These can't be left in my house. I would have eaten all of them if left to my own devices.