I made the dough (and tasted a little of it) and was happy. The real test would be how it would taste once finished. I baked them off and let them cool and then threw together an icing for them. Waiting for the icing to set was killing me. I can be a tad impatient sometimes and it was coming through with these. Time had finally come to try one.....
Pina Colada Scones
3/4 cup Pina Colada Mix or Cream of Coconut
1 tsp Almond Extract
1 large egg
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter, frozen (at least 1 hour or longer)
1 bag Coconut M&M's
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp Almond Extract
2 tbsp Pina Colada Mix or Cream of Coconut
1-2 tbsp milk
pinch of salt
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together and thoroughly aerate and combine.
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg, Pina Colada Mix and almond extract until smooth and thoroughly mixed.
- Using a cheese grater, grate the frozen butter directly into the flour mixture. When all the butter has been grated into the flour mixture, mix with a fork until butter is fully incorporated. Add in M&M's.
- Add liquid mixture and stir until dough comes together.
- Flour a piece of parchment paper and remove dough to flour covered paper and shape into an 8" round or a large square (depending on what shape and size you want your scones to be). Transfer parchment paper to a cookie sheet and place in the freezer to firm up, 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats. Remove dough from freezer and cut into shapes - if you shaped it into a circle, cut into 8 triangles. If you shaped it into a large square, cut into strips and then divide each strip into small triangles (this will give you the highest yield of scones). Place each scone on prepared cookie sheets and bake - for larger scones bake 15-17 minutes, for smaller ones, bake 8-10 - until edges are golden brown. Transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.
- Once cooled, make glaze. Once glaze is thickness you like, drizzle over each scone. Let glaze set.