Sunday, June 29, 2008

TWD-Apple/Cheddar Scones

Scones are really a treat. I have a great neighborhood bakery, The New Day Bakery, that makes great scones. It is one of my weekend morning treats to my self. The owner Christine, makes all kinds of scones. Some of my favorites are Blueberry/Peach, Pear/Almond, and I love the cheese omelet scone. So this weeks TWD pick is both sweet and savory with the apples and cheese. A great snack, apples and cheese. Should only be better in a scone. I have never quit masters the slight hand it takes to make great biscuits/scones. So here we go again.

I only looked briefly at the list of ingredients and knew I needed butter milk but thought I had everything else. No. I did not note it called for dried apples, so I used fresh. Over all these were some of the best scones I have ever made. they rose nicely and the bottoms did not burn. Not to crumbly or to cake like.. I like the extra crunch from the corn meal, but using fresh apples did not impart much apple flavor. So I think the dried would have really added something. I think the basic scone mixture would go well with a ton of other flavors like cranberries or peaches or even spinach and feta cheese. Oh I also always bake my scones together and then slice them after baking. I feel they are much moister that way.

Oh,sorry for posting early, but I am sending my computer off to be fixed in the morning and will be unable to post on Tuesday.


Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Never thought about slicing them after baking. What a cool tip.


Jules Someone said...

I'm with Rebecca. I may have to try the bake and then slice method. Pretty scones!

Amy said...

Your scones look great. I may have to try your bake then slice method next time. And I love all of the flavor combos that you are dreaming of!

Pamela said...

Mmmmm...Spinach and Feta!! Great idea. Your scones look great.

Christine said...

I am going to have to try the bake and cut method. Lovely scones!

Dolores said...

Spinach and feta scones... I think I love you. :)

Great job on this week's assignment, and thanks for the slicing tips.

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Yours look delicious. Good job! I'm going to keep the slice method in my mind for next time!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Yummy! Those are some good looking scones!

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