Samoa has always had a special place in my heart since it is part of my heritage and to show my appreciation I created the ‘Samoan Scones’. With a combination of coconut flavourings the scones really highlight the flavours of Samoa.
Gluten free, Egg free
200g GF self raising flour
50g block butter – slightly melted
125ml coconut milk
100g shredded coconut flakes
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees or gas mark 7. Sieve the GF flour into the bowl. Rub the butter into the GF flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add coconut flakes and mix into the ‘breadcrumb’ mixture. Make a well in the middle of the flour and carefully pour in the coconut milk (save just a little for glazing.) Add in the sugar and mix to form a soft dough. Place the dough on the lightly floured work surface and form a flat cake shape approx 2cm thick. Shape the scones using a cutter. Place the scones on a baking tray covered with baking parchment and glaze with a little coconut milk and then sprinkle with coconut flakes.Place in the oven, remembering to wear oven gloves. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden brown. Allow to cool on a cooling rack and serve.