I love traditional scones, but hate using all of that butter, so I'm always on the lookout for alternatives. One of my favorites is the recipe for Strawberry Sour Cream Scones I made last summer, so I knew Rachel's recipe would be equally as good. Homegirl wasn't kidding when she noted that this is a very sticky dough! I had to use the back of my spatula to smooth it out into a circle, then scored it with my greased knife, wiping the knife clean between passes. In the end I could have skipped the scoring since it all merged together during baking anyway! I just cut the circle into slices. Next time I might increase the coconut or flour a bit to see if it will make the dough dry enough to hold up to cutting. And yes, there will certainly be a next time. These were moist and delicious, the lemon and coconut added just enough sweeteness and pop, and I love that you can get the flavor and crunchy exterior of a scone without all of that butter.
Happy Blogiversary, Rachel!