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Coconut and Chocolate Chip Drop Scones

It has been an exciting past week. Thanks to you guys, Kaluhi’s Kitchen had the honor of being crowned as the best food blog 2016 in Kenya. Once again, thank you for everyone who believed in me, voted for my blog and enjoys my recipes. Asanteni sana. Now, we carry on with more recipes and more amazing food :))

Drop scones have always reminded me of my high school holidays. Mom used to whip some up for us so that we get to enjoy good home food before we returned back. Drop scones, like many other foods, can be prepared in so many different ways. I have done several posts on the same in the past, included another one in my ebook and now, I have an exciting coconut and chocolate chip drop scone recipe for you. The weekend isn’t too far off, and this is so perfect for it.

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PREP TIME: 10 MIN       COOK TIME: 20 MIN          MAKES:8


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1 cup of selfraising flour

1 cup of mala (or buttermilk)

1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg

¼ teaspoon of cinnamon

¼ a cup of dark chocolate, roughly chopped

3 tablespoons of sugar

½ a cup of dessicated coconut

1 egg



Beat the egg and the sugar for about 4-5 minutes or until it becomes frothy and turns pale yellow.

Then in a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, dessicated coconut) then add this to the egg-sugar mix. Self raising flour already has a raising ingredient therefor it is not necessary to add the baking powder  and baking soda or yeast. As for my dessicated coconut, I used the one by the brand Kara available in out supermarkets.

Mix this in while adding your mala to it bit by bit until it becomes slightly thicker than yoghurt but still heavy and sticky. After it is all evenly distributed, fold in your dark chocolate and once it is just mixed, you can begin your cooking. Do not overmix or try to smooth it out.

mix in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and when they are just mixed, stop mixing them in. chocolate chip drop

I decided to use dark chocolate since I did not want to overwhelm my scones by using too much sugar. But if you prefer our drop scones sweeter, purchase milk chocolate of your choice, roughly chop it up, and add it in your batter. Yum!

Add some vegetable oil to a small sufuria. Once it is hot enough, take spoonfuls of the dough and drop one at a time into the oil.

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To test whether your oil is hot enough, drop a tiny bit of the batter into the oil. If it sizzles, the oil is ready. Cooking with oil that is not hot enough makes the drop scones soak up too much of it and become soggy.

let the drop scones in some oil that is hot

Allow each side to have 2 minutes until they turn golden brown then take from the heat. Drain with a paper towel then serve.

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How great would these be with some hot tea or coffee for those who love their coffee? Nothing beats the taste of freshly cooked drop scones. Well, apart from freshly cooked chapati :-p.

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I used dark chocolate as opposed to milk chocolate since the  batter already had plenty of sugar. Dark chocolate is also avlot more healthy and is high in anti oxidants so that’s another plus! The taste of the chocolate together with the nuttiness of the coconut as you bite through these soft drop scones was simply unforgettable. Those two flavors complimented each other really well too.

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Perfect for brunch or if you have a sweet tooth, they would do well as part of your breakfast.

Easy. Fast. Tasty! You have to try this out :))

Much love


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  1. Sue

    Congratulations on the win. You are going places! Also consider putting out your ebook on a platform like Kindle on Amazon, you may reach a wider audience.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I am working on getting it ready for my international readers. The demand is great and I do not want anyone to miss out :)). Thank you for your warm words, I hope to grow from strength to strength :))

  2. Sophie ~ A Kitchen In Uganda

    Kaluhi! Congratulations on the big win! You deserved it cuz you are awesome! Here is an e-hug! 😉 Also cant wait for your book to go international!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you so much Sophie! {{{{{hug}}}}} As for the book, from your mouth to God’s ears! AMEN!

  3. Lyz Liz

    Congrats on the win K.K!! It was well deserved. 🙂

    This recipe looks delish! I tried the mala with pancakes and i really didn’t like them, maybe the mala was too sour?

    Am a bit hesitant on the same with the lovely looking drop scones.. 🙁
    Could i use fresh milk or which mala would you recommend?

    Have to try this on Sat morning.

    Thank you.

    God bless

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hey! I normaly never taste the sourness of the mala. Did you add enough sugar? Always add adequate sugar. Alternatively, you can use plain yoghurt yo get the same fluffy effect.

  4. Patricia

    Congrats Kaluhi! Also, time to change the button from BAKE nominee to WINNER. 🙂 Will definitely try this out. Perfect breakfast recipe for a Saturday morning.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you so much Patricia! I have changed the button, thank you for reminding me. And you are right, this is sooo perfect for Saturday morning. 🙂

  5. Pauline Twala

    Congratulations KK on your win and cheers to many more wins KK

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you so so so much and cheers to many more victories :))

  6. Cynthia

    My congratulations are in order… You deserved the win!!
    Cheers to many more recipes…

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you very much Cynthia and cheers to many many more victories in the coming days :))

  7. Alex

    Geez – almost left a pool of salvation on my computer after reading through this recipe!

    It seems like they would go perfect with a good black pour over coffee! I’m going to give it a go.

    Have you tried substituting the sugar with something more natural, however? I’d like to keep it sugar-free. What about using coconut oil instead of butter? Hmmm…..ive got some experiments to create.

    Thanks for posting this!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hey Alex!

      Yes! This would indeed be perfect with some nice hot coffee!Coconut oil can work, and I bet it will add more aroma to the scones. For this recipe in particular, I have not tried it with a sugar substitute, but when I do, I will definitely let you know :))

  8. Yvonne

    what did you use to scoop the mixture into the oil ?To ensure they maintain the round shape

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I used a regular spoon. I think I mentioned that in the comments. Just one spoonful is enough then the dough swells up and becomes round once it hits the oil. I will do a video soon.

      • Yvonne

        Great.I cant wait.Keep them videos coming 🙂

  9. Mark

    These coconut and chocolate chip scones look awesome! I’m going to attempt to make these this weekend, I’ll come back and let you know how I got on – can’t wait!
    Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

    • kaluhiskitchen

      They were very delicious!!!! I hope you love them as much as I did!!!

  10. Shelly Rhoades

    My Indian neighbor often makes this scones. To be honest I did not know its name. Now I learned not only its name but also the procedure to make it.

    It is a good pitha what Indian says tastes good to me. Thanks

    • kaluhiskitchen

      <3 <3

  11. Lucy

    You’re a true inspiration!
    I tried this recipe but when I put the dough in the oil, they immediately turned brown yet they were not well cooked inside. Should I deep fry them or shallow fry?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      You oil was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too hot, that’s why the outside cooked toofast leaving the inside raw. Regulate the temp of your oil.

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