Tuesday, July 1, 2008
TWD: Apple Cheddar Scones
It's Tuesday again and that means another baked from scratch good. Everything is made from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours. This weeks recipe was chosen by Karina of The Floured Apron. I have to admit that we aren't all to fired up about scones around here (all but my son who loves them). Usually they are too dry. But, usually we buy them at the coffee shop and they are not fresh from the oven.
After I got over my resignation about the scones being too dry and no one would eat them, I started wondering about the combination of apple and cheddar. Then I thought that a cheese plate always has apples on it so why not. I got all my ingredients and I was ready to go. Wouldn't you know it, I forgot the apple cider. I wasn't going back to the grocery. So what could I use...hmmm...I know pineapple juice. It does have the word apple in it!
I made up a batch which was easy peasy. Popped 4 in the oven and froze the other 8. By the time I finished doing the dishes, putting everything away, and wiping down the counters they were ready to come out of the oven.
I served them with butter and good jam as Dorie suggests. Presented them to my family on the good china with tea. It was Sunday afternoon, and we all needed a pick me up from the heat. They were delicious with and without the butter and jam. And so moist that my hubby couldn't believe they were scones. Will I try them again...definitely! Thanks Karina for the wonderful pick!
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