Monday, June 30, 2008

TWD: Apple Cheddar Scones


One of the best breakfast treats has to be scones. They are quick, delicious, and can be made in a variety of flavors. This week, our TWD recipe was Apple Cheddar Scones, chosen by Karina of The Floured Apron. Instead of fresh apples, this recipe uses dried apples, which can be one of those pantry staples that are always on hand. I like the sliced and dried Granny Smith apples from Trader Joes, as well as their super extra sharp cheddar cheese. I chopped the apples and grated the cheese the night before to save both time and dirty dishes. The next morning the scones were quickly assembled. But, tell me, who can really wait 10 minutes to eat one, especially slathered with butter?!




My OTT (official taste tester) is not fond of cooked apples. (See Danish braid from a recent post.) However, she did comment that the apples in these scones weren’t overpowering, and proceeded to help herself to 4 or 5. Hmmm. Guess not then. In spite of snarfing down a bunch, she did request that I make them again sans apples.



Since I love cooked apples in any form, I thought these were delicious, and will most likely make them again very soon. Many of the other TWD bakers made the scones this week, so please visit their blogs and get more opinions first hand.

14 comments:

Jess said...

I thought this recipe was interesting in that the scones weren't overtly cheesy or apple-y...yet so delicious! Your scones look great.

Engineer Baker said...

Very pretty. I agree - neither flavor was overpowering, so these were very nice all around.

Susie Homemaker said...

You have an "official taste tester?!" And she ate so many?? How sweet of her!
Great job!

Madam Chow said...

My official taste tester is my husband, otherwise I would weigh a whole lot more than I do now!

Mara said...

the taste was very subtle..!! i did apricot and cheddar and next time i will do more of both since i prefer a lot more flavor than bread taste in a scone. crazy i know.. ;)

Pamela said...

I must say, I'm not much of a scone lover, but these are really growing on me. Great job.

Christine said...

You are so lucky to have a TJs near you, I have to drive 1 hr 20 minutes to get to one! Great job your scones look lovely!

Heather B said...

I agree that the flavors weren't overwhelming on their own. Just perfect together! Great job! Your scones look delicious!

Dolores said...

I need an "official taste tester" willing to eat half of what I bake. :) Glad to hear she was willing to tolerate the apple-studded scones. Great job on this week's TWD assignment.

Rebecca said...

Ah, good call with the really sharp cheddar cheese. Wish I'd done that.

rainbowbrown said...

I most definitely didn't wait ten minutes. Looks yummy!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

They are a definitely eat fresh from the oven while burning your fingers food!

Jules Someone said...

Gotta love Trader Joe's. Yum!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

These were so tasty and looking at yours is making me hungry!