Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TWD: Apple Cheddar Scones


I can't believe its July already and its another Tuesday. My summer has been a whirlwind of activity and it sure isn't going to calm down in the near future. I was super excited about this week's recipe. I have never made scones before but I love them so I was excited to try them on my own. The best things about TWD are learning new things, new techniques, new flavors, meeting new people and stepping outside of my comfort zone.

These scones came together very easily. Though the dough is super sticky, they are worth all the mess. The cornmeal was a little odd to me but it added another layer of texture that really worked great.



Since I had never made scones before I wanted to try a variety of flavors. Trying to stay within budget and use what was in my pantry I settled on milk chocolate chips and dried cherries. I loved the apple cheddar combination; sweet and salty is one of my favorites. I opted for fresh granny smith apples instead of dried apples and it worked perfectly. The chocolate scone and the cherry scone were also great but missing a little something. Next time I'll try the combo together or add another flavor to tie them in. The chocolate was a tiny bit dry. The cherry scone was also the same way but I didn't put enough cherries in either.



I will definitely be making these again. Thank you to Karina from The Floured Apron for this week's selection. And don't forget to visit the blogroll at Tuesdays with Dorie for more fabulous scones.

8 comments:

bakingwiththeboys said...

I think the chocolate and cherry together would be a great combination.

Engineer Baker said...

I'm with you on that - chocolate cherry scones all the way. I'm guessing part of what made these seem dry is the cornmeal. Her basic recipe is much moister (in my opinion). Awesome job though, making three types makes you quite the overachiever!

rainbowbrown said...

Well done! Three in one, huh? So glad you got to try making scones and all your flavor choices are great.

allison said...

I like the big chunks of apple in yours...I chopped mine really small. They look great!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Chocolate is an interesting idea...I may have to try that. Good job!

Jules Someone said...

Mmmm a sweet and a savory scone. Sounds like a great brunch!

Barbara said...

Wow, what a busy scone baker you are! Good for you!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I think you've made a great start for a first time scone maker!