When I was younger my mom and I would visit the local coffee shop quite often. The counters there were always full of fresh scones. Blueberry, chocolate chip, cranberry … There was always a new flavor to see and smell when I walked through that heavy, creaking door. I had never had a scone until that coffee shop came about. They seemed complex and time consuming, but I was still curious about someday baking up my own batch. Though maybe I could make mine a little more sweet…
Fast forward x amount of years and I have finally made my own batch of scones. I came across a 3 lb. bag of beautiful, purple plums for only $1.68. I could not resist that, despite the fact that I have a mild allergy to raw plums. Does anyone else experience an itchy mouth and lips when eating fruits like plums and peaches? I looked it up once. For those that have a lot outdoor allergies, like me, fruits with skins (apples, peaches, nectarines, plums) tend to create an allergic reaction. It’s unfortunate I know, but baking makes it all go away.
So that is how the plum scone came about. I’ve created this recipe a couple times now and even experimented adding in some dark chocolate. It’s a win! Hope you enjoy!
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 C. Water
- 1/2 C. Coconut flour
- 1 1/2 C. All purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. Baking powder
- 1/4 C. Sugar
- 6 Tbsp. Butter, diced, room temp.
- 4-5 Small plums, diced
- Optional: 1/4 C. Dark chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or leave bare (I have made both ways with no difference).
- Whisk together egg + water in a small bowl.
- In a large bowl, whisk together coconut flour, all purpose flour, baking powder and sugar.
- Using a pastry cutter or fork, add butter to flour mixture and cut together. Mixture should look like small crumbs.
- Add egg mixture to flour mixture and mix.
- Fold in plums.
- On a floured surface, shape the mixture into a pie shape – about 1-2 inches thick.
- Cut the pie into slices and maneuver the slices onto the baking sheet. A floured spatula makes this easier.
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes.
- Once cool, you can drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze for extra sweetness. Simply combine about 4 Tbsp. powdered sugar with 1 Tbsp. water and pour over scones. Best when fresh!