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Low Carb Coconut and Strawberry Scones That Are Yummy

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Claire87, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Claire87

    Claire87 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Strawberry and Coconut Low Carb Scones
    This recipe is adapted from a baker's recipe, so the all processes need to be followed for it to work properly, but it yields some pretty fantastic results.
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    Nutrition for a 19 g baked strawberry scone.

    My scones came out at 38g because I wanted them to look like a scone, so I estimate about 6 carbs per scone, but they are so full of proteins and fats, you probably won’t be able to eat more than one—especially if you fill it with butter or low/no sugar strawberry jam and whipped cream ^^.

    Preparation time: 10 mins
    Freezing time: 40 mins
    Cooking time: 15-20 mins
    Serving: 10 scones
    Carbs per scone: 6g

    Ingredients:


    • 1/2 cup (57g) coconut flour, divided into 6 tbsp and 2 tbsp.
      1 tbsp (10g) golden linseed (whole).
      2 teaspoons (10g) baking powder.
      1/4 teaspoon (1.5g) salt.
      6 tablespoons (85g) refrigerated unsalted butter. Make sure the butter is hard and cold.
      60g unsweetened strawberries.
      3 large (150g) eggs.
      1/3 cup (80g) heavy whipping cream.
      1 teaspoon (4g) pure vanilla extract.


    Method:

    • Weigh out the strawberries and chop them up into pieces. Set aside for later.
      In large bowl mix 6 tablespoons of coconut flour, linseeds, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
      In a small bowl mix cream, eggs, and vanilla with a fork until all combined. Set aside.
      Cut the cold butter into small cubes and work it into your coconut flour mixture using your hands or a pastry blender until you have a course meal texture. It’ll feel quite sticky.
      Slowly add your liquid egg and cream mixture and mix in with a fork until you have dough. Save a little bit of the cream mixture for glazing later. A tablespoon should do.
      Add your extra 2 tablespoons of coconut flour now and mix until it thickens into a dough. What you have should be looking like scone mix by now. Let it sit for a few moments, and it will thicken as the coconut flour absorbs the liquid.
      Mix the strawberries into the dough evenly.
      Put the mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes.
      Take the cold mixture out of the freezer and make ten small dough balls in your hands. Flatten them slightly as you place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (to make a scone shape) and then put the tray in the freezer for another 20 minutes. Try to do this process rather quickly because you will want them to stay cold.
      Preheat oven to 425F (218C) while you wait.
      Take the scones out of the freezer and brush each one with the remaining cream/egg mixture to glaze them.
      Bake for 15-20 minutes.
      Take out of the oven and let cool on a tray.

    These are to die for. They taste and look like a scone. They also fill you up for hours, so you really don't need more than one of these a day, and they're a great addition if you fancy a treat. You can adapt the recipe to suit what you like with different fruits. (Cherries, raspberries, sultanas, raisins etc.)

    Here's a photo of my finished scones: (Yes, I ate one before I took the photo :p).
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  2. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! Where can I get coconut flour from?
     
  3. Claire87

    Claire87 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    lynde89 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow I need to try these!!

    I ordered some coconut flour online before, but the dogs had already dug into it before I got home :(. Just a bit of personal experience! Lol


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  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Master

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    Hi Clare

    I dislike coconut with a passion, can't stand it :sick: So, does coconut flour really have a big taste of coconut and are there any other ingredients mixed in with it. Sorry to ask, but I have Coeliac disease and I don't do a lot of free from baking because of the high carb content ( rice and potato are the main ingredients) I do miss a nice scone :( oh I'm type 1 as well.

    RRB
     
  6. Claire87

    Claire87 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lynde, you should have seen me trying to save my cod fillets from the cat yesterday lol
     
  7. Claire87

    Claire87 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Robin,

    The coconut flour is really stong coconut flavoured in my opinion, but there is Almond flour, which would make a perfect substitute, if you like almonds? You could also try it with roasted soya flour, that has the same nutritional value and not much of a taste at all. If you go with soya flour, I'd add a bit more vanilla extract to give it more flavour and a bit more sugar substitute/or a more powerful flavoured fruit than a strawberry. It might be a case of testing some different things to see which one works for you.

    Also, you can make savoury scones, like cheese ones. For that I'd use soya flour and salted butter, and skip the sugar. I hope this helps :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Master

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    Thanks Claire, I have used the Almond before, I think I will try the soya flour and I absolutely love cheese. Hopefully I will try it out soon.

    RRB :)
     
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    Haha! Claire, I'm glad I'm not the only one with pets that love a bit of human food! :eek:)

    With the savory scones, do you reckon these will be like the American style biscuits? I might have to give it a go, if I can get a low carb version to go with some chicken, yum!!


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  10. Sunshine_Kisses

    Sunshine_Kisses · Well-Known Member

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    OMG, Claire these look *yummy*!!!

    Inspired by some of the stuff you said on my carb thread, I made some almond and coconut flour lemon 'shortbread' earlier - absolutely heavenly - a huggggeeee test of willpower though to refrain from eating the entire batch ;-)


    Diagnosed Type 2, 22nd Feb 2013
    Hba1c 7.5
    Three month trial of managing through diet & exercise.
    Low carb, pescatarian
    Trying various supplements!
     
  11. Claire87

    Claire87 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey Lynde :)

    The cheese scones should come out like a scone. Soya flour density and coconut flour are similar, so they should be a crumbly savoury scone in texture. Keeping the mixture cold is the trick to a scone. Soya flour may make them a bit more orange coloured, and slightly nutty flavoured.

    I tested out salted butter, and actually I'd stick to unsalted butter. They were a bit too salty. So for cheese scones. Skip the sugar and strawberries. Replace Strawberries with grated cheddar or a strong cheese that you like. Also sprinkle a bit of cheese on top of the scone instead of glazing for extra cheesiness.

    If you're feeling adventurous, you could try garlic salt rather than salt or some italian herbs. :)
     
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    Claire87 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooh Sunshine, post up the recipe. I'd love to try the cake. It sounds gorgeous! I'll definitely give that one a try :)
     
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    Paul_c Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    if you're lucky like me, from the local ethnic supermarket. £3.49 for 800 grams :)

    We have several asian/midle eastern mini-marts in the Cheltenham & Gloucester area along with places that specialise in supplying the indian/asian etc. restaurants
     
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    lynde89 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Claire,

    Did you like the cheese ones? I think I will definitely have to give this a go as soon as I get all the ingredients.

    They sound like they will turn out like the U.S 'biscuits' (like biscuits & gravy). U.S biscuits are like a savory scone, normally salty or with a salty covering, nice & crumbly & delicious with some butter on when still warm. It's more of a southern thing, normally with fried chicken or country gravy or something similar. Now I'm hungry! Haha

    Have you tried the strawberry ones with jam & cream like a traditional scone?

    I NEED to get all the ingredients for these soon lol


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  15. Sunshine_Kisses

    Sunshine_Kisses · Well-Known Member

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    Ooh Paulc where is the market you get the coconut flour at that price from?! I don't live a million miles away and at that price would drive over to sock up - currently pay about twice that for 500grm!! :)

    And Claire, totally made up the recipe but will try to recall and write down later :D


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    Three month trial of managing through diet & exercise.
    Low carb, pescatarian
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  16. MCMLXXIII

    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try tapping "Organic coconut flour 400g" into Ebay.:grin:
     
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    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They look lovely Claire but I would only eat one as a special treat as your increased sized scones means they have 94 cals each, and if you add cream to that (which I would :D ) it will up the calories even more.

    Low carb but not low fat so not good if you are trying to lose weight as well as control your bg levels.

    When I experimented with almond flour everything just tasted of almonds even with vanilla essence or cocoa added, which is fine if you like almonds but I dont particularly, do these have a strong taste of coconut?
     
  18. Sunshine_Kisses

    Sunshine_Kisses · Well-Known Member

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    Oo, cheaper than my health food shop, thanks MCMLXXIII! :)
    PS its v tricky getting all those letters in the right order - can I call you MC for short?! :-D


    Diagnosed Type 2, 22nd Feb 2013
    Hba1c 7.5
    Three month trial of managing through diet & exercise.
    Low carb, pescatarian
    Trying various supplements!
     
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    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll be whatever you want me to be:lol:
     
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    Paul_c Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    there's one here and several more on the same stretch of street:

    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&sour ... 02409&z=19

    go in on street view and talk a virtual walk up the street to the north west, there's a few more.

    and here's an Asian wholesale place but I haven't looked in here for coconut flour as I haven't run out yet. Will drop in soon.

    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&sour ... sp=1&sz=19
     
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