Thursday, January 31, 2013

Banana Coconut Scones

Scones. There is something about scones that I find calming and soothing.

Maybe it's cause I enjoyed my first scones with my mother, we went to a cafe in the city, I don't remember which one, but ill never forget it. I think it was in Centrepoint Tower a cafe over looking the beautiful city of Sydney. I will always remember having a Devonshire tea with mum when I was about 10 maybe? I felt like such a lady. Ladies had tea and scones with jam and cream. It was such an elegant and delicate way to enjoy an afternoon tea.

The scones actually were not very good. They seemed heated in the microwave, not super fresh, served with a super sweet jam in a dish, and what seemed like cream from a can! That's not the point. It was the whole act of being so grown up and sitting with mum, watching all the people hustling around the town, always in a rush!

I would love to say people were so well dressed, it was the 80's everything was done in excess. There were major shoulder pads and hideous printed tent dresses and terrible suits in terrible colours, far too much green! But to me at the time, they were so beautiful and fashionable. I couldn't wait to be one of them!

I love my always colourful Sydney. I can still smell the food, coffee, cigarettes, and expensive perfume mixed with hairspray.

Ingredients

2 cups wholemeal flour
1 cup plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 small very ripe bananas
200 ml coconut cream
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar, I didn't add any, I found the banana sweet enough
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method.
Preheat oven to 210C fan forced.

Put all the ingredients into a food processor. Mix until it just comes together. Add more flour or milk if needed. It'll depend on the bananas.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured bench. Very quickly and lightly, knead until the dough comes together and you can shape into scones, should only take a minute or two.

Roll into balls and place them on a lined tray.
I rolled mine into 8 pieces. If you want smaller ones roll into 12 or even 16 for bite size. I like them to be a good handful, as I'm always sharing my food with a toddler anyway :P

Brush the tops with a little milk.
Bake them in a very hot oven for about 15-18 minutes. I baked mine for 18 I like the darker colour and crunch.








10 comments:

  1. They look delicious! Recipe printed and on my 'To Bake' list

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    1. Thank you so much. They really were! Super light and fluffy too PERFECT!

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  2. Oh my, these sound amazing! Can't wait to give them a try

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    1. Please do Tara, they were so good! Surprised myself :D

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  3. Beautiful! Gorgeous memory too, so colourful :) Lovely lovely post. Must make these!
    Heidi xo

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    1. Thanks Heidi. I hope you do they're lovely. Xo

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  4. Oh my goodness, I think I know the cafe you mean! Long gone now of course but I have memories of it!! :D

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    1. So daggy and just not good. But it was the whole experience I enjoyed and remembered.

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