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July 01, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie - Apple Cheddar Scones

A very quick post this week...

This week's recipe was Apple Cheddar Scones, chosen by Karina of The Floured Apron. At first, I was not very excited to see this recipe--for the simple fact that my friend Martha is the scone baker in my world and I didn't want to have something better than her.

Although I ended up not seeing Martha this week and was unable to share my creation with her, I think she would be proud. I made the recipe on Thursday evening and it became my dinner that night as well as my breakfast the next day. So I wouldn't devour every scone, I took the rest to the Habitat build where everyone who tried one said they were great!

The only change I made to the recipe was the apples. I was unable to find dried apples at my stores this week so I used fresh apples. After chopping them, I placed them on a paper towel for a few minutes to help drain some of the excess liquid.

The scones were wonderful. The apple and cheddar were a wonderful, bright combination. They were not too dry, even after sitting out on the counter for a day.
End notes:
  • Fresh apples are good, but I will try this recipe again and use dried apples.
  • I think I will cut the scones in triangles next time. The 12 squares the recipe said to make made HUGE servings.
  • Apple and cheddar are a great combination. If you haven't tried it, go for it!

22 comments:

Barbara said...

I'm glad you liked them! Glad to hear that fresh apples worked -- I am thinking of trying that next time.

The Food Librarian said...

These look great!! I too am happy to know you tried fresh apples and they worked.

ostwestwind said...
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ostwestwind said...

Good to know, that fresh apples work too. Glad you liked them. We loved the huge size.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Pamela said...

They look picture perfect. Nice to know that the fresh apples would work, too.

Jess said...

They look wonderful. I'm glad fresh apples work too - something I am more likely to have in my pantry than dried!

Engineer Baker said...

The squares really were huge, weren't they? Maybe since this dough is so sticky, drop scones would be more appropriate? Yours are quite pretty as is though.

Megan said...

With your review, I might just have to try these, I like the apple cheddar combo!

Susie Homemaker said...

Yours look great! I had to use fresh apples too - I think they worked just as well...

Madam Chow said...

I'm so glad that you liked these, and I think it's awesome that you're working on a Habitat build!

Steph said...

I wasn't too sure about this recipe, but that's because I'm not really a scone eater or maker, but I love it!! Your scones look great.

Kayte said...

Very nice looking scones...do you like them better now? It would be hard not to...I thought this was a great recipe.

Jules Someone said...

Those look really delicious. Yum!

Christine said...

I am glad that you liked them! Your scones look lovely!

Karina said...

I'm glad to hear the fresh apples work out well. Your scones look great!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Those look fabulous! I think next time I would make them smaller too--make them last longer.

Dolores said...

Your scones look great... and I'm glad I wasn't the only one considering making one week-long meal of them. It's assignments like these when I'm especially grateful for co-workers that will eat anything homemade. :)

likesprinkles said...

Looks wonderful! I'm glad you liked them and I hope next time you make them you'll get to share them with your friend. I'm sure she'll love them as well.

Sharon said...

Welcome to TWD! Your site is fab. Love the cake you made for the shower....I thought it was really cute. The scones look great, but yeah the serving size is huge.

Rebecca said...

I always wind up sharing these recipes so we don't eat them all. Carb overload!

The Bahens said...

These look delicious. Why are apples and cheddar so good together??? I'm a fellow Daring Bakers newbie for July and have tagged you with a "meme". You can find the rules posted on my blog. Have fun, and good luck with the DB July Challenge.

Liliana said...

Your scones look good!! I am going to try fresh apples the next time.

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