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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Carrot Coconut Scones



GERBER. When I read this week's project list of pureeing carrots for a scone my stomach started to turn. It's tradition:  Scones are sweet, creamy, maybe even slightly nutty. But not vegetarian. Maybe I can just run and grab a Gerber. No one will know. Leave it to BAKED Explorations to come up with such a whacky recipes. Check out all the pureed carrot scones over at Baked Sunday Mornings!



So I'm over the carrot thing (I didn't really buy baby food, but made BAKED's simple carrot purree - a breeze)! But now, we're going to add coconut? Leave it to the BAKED boys to come up with a combination like that. And why not throw in some oats and buttermilk for hearty-goodness? I've never been one to eat raw scone dough, but would gladly change my ways. One taste and I could tell these would be my favorite new scones. The exact name of this recipe includes "with Citrus Glaze" - a blend of confectioners sugar and orange & lemon juice. Honestly, these were so good and sweet with just a sprinkling of sanding sugar, there wasn't any need for a glaze. And we're back to that tradition thing - scones aren't supposed to have glazes - or vegetables for that matter. But I'm glad these do!


GOODWILL EXPLORATION:

I'm at my local Goodwill - hunting, browsing the housewares aisle. Lots of 80's & 90's dishes, Strawberry Shortcake mugs, you know. Then I spot a piece of amber glass. A 1930's piece of Fostoria, the "bon bon plate" - priced at $1.49. I have to wait behind several women who are rustling around, picking it up, putting it back. I get my chance and nab it, thinking "what, are these people nuts"?  A beautiful piece of antique glass AND a new food prop!  WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR FAVORITE PROPS?
     
   – mike 



19 comments:

Di said...

Ooh, nice score on the new prop! =) I don't have a problem with carrots, but you lost me with the coconut. Coconut is evil and isn't allowed in this house. =)

Christina said...

I love your glass bowl. Nice catch. We sometimes go to a local flea market and I keep an eye out for interesting dishes. I bought a full set of white dishes for $20. I use them all the time and I love the classic white and swirl detail, but I'd like to somehow incorporate more color in my photos. Now that it's warmer, I'll be stalking the market again.

Rebecca said...

That bowl is stunning and your scones look great.

Bourbonnatrix said...

perfect dish to showcase your scones. and they look awesome! that crunch of sugar on top must have been delish!

Melanie said...

Sanding sugar is a great idea!

Melanie said...

Also, that bowl is AWESOME.

Candy Girl said...

After burning my carrot, I thought it was a shame I didn't have some carrot baby food! Your scones look great!

After using primarily white dishes for a while, I have started picking up interesting dishes for photos at garage sales, antique stores and the clearance racks at TJ Maxx and Marshall's.

Desiree said...

Thanks for your comment :) your scones look great and love the new bowl!

Jaime said...

Great pics, and I love your new Goodwill find :) I too loved these scones, although my favorite part was the citrus glaze. I will have to try the sanding sugar next time I make them .

Bri said...

I definitely drooled a little when I saw that you had put the sanding sugar on top of your scones! What a stroke of brilliance! Wish I had thought of it...

Tracey said...

I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while, but I was scared. Thanks for testing it out :) Going on my to-do list for sure now! Great score on the bowl.

Kris' Kitchen said...

I loved these scones and I could use the glaze as a dipping sauce it was so good. I might love your new bowl the most...beautiful and great find. Doesn't it make you feel good when you get such a nice piece at a great price? Makes me want to go shopping.

Nina said...

Mike, fantastic post!! Now, I will HAVE to make these with the rave reviews. Love, love love your bowl--what a find! I find treasure at our goodwill also...Can be feast or famine; but when its feast, it's awesome!

Elaine said...

Your bowl is a perfect vessel for these scones. They were wonderful without the glaze, but I really thought the glaze took them to another level. I'm so glad you liked them!

DessertByCandy said...

Now you have me wondering if using baby food would be a good idea. Time for a second batch. ;)

spike. said...

hmm carrot and coconut are not an immediate connection I make but it looks like it works for this scone. I need to go out hunting for some new food props. I always like homegoods for a deal.

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

I love the sanding sugar in place of the glaze. And Goodwill is my favorite prop heaven ! Gorgeous photos .

Mary said...

I am making those carrot scones for the royal wedding...and yes, I am buying a jar of gerber :). I love that glass plate....we have a goodwill near us in CT. that always has milk glass for under $5...

TeaLady said...

Love the new dish. Love Salvation Army and Goodwill for finding blog props.

These scones look great. Have to buy some pureed carrots and try these babies out!!