Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TWD: Toasted Almond Scones

This week we had another delicious Dorie treat, Toasted Almond Scones. I make scones quite often, and these are good enough to become part of the rotation.



I chose to make these for afternoon tea, which was a big mistake because they nearly spoiled dinner.

They were like potato chips.

You can't eat just one, especially fresh from the oven and slathered with butter.



Rather than grinding up the almonds, I used almond meal. I did measure equivalent weights, so the meal was just under a half cup. It added a nice texture to the scones. I also eyeballed the almond extract, so I suspect it was a bit more than called for, which is fine because we love almond flavor.


The other change I made was to brush the tops with some milk and sprinkle them with sugar. The sliced almonds would have been nice and probably more attractive, but I just hate when they fall off after baking.





The host of the week was
Mike of
Living Out West.

More scones can be found on the Tuesdays with Dorie website.


9 comments:

Cakelaw said...

I agree - these were delish. I am envious of your neat 12 triangles - I was only able to get 8.

Lauryn said...

yum, they look great! So glad you enjoyed them!

cindy said...

Your scones look beautiful--yes food is beautiful! I agree, it was hard to eat just one.

Sweet and Savory said...

The sugar on top is a nice enhancement. I also had almond meal, in the house. Did not mind not grinding up the almonds.

Flourchild said...

You gotta love warm scones with butter..seriously what could be better!! Your scones look perfect!

Mary said...

I love the picture on the baking tray--perfectly portioned! I really enjoyed these, but I didn't put any butter on top. Looks like I need to make another batch...
:)

mike509 said...

Wonderful! I love all your prep photos - and so glad you enjoyed them! Sounds like you're a scone fan! Thanks for baking along with me this week - they look fantastic!

Jacque said...

Yummers! I like the idea of sprinkling with sugar on top. I like having a little sugary crunch on top of scones.

Kayte said...

They were like eating potato chips...so much so the guys had finished them off before I got a photo so I had to make them again for the photo...they ate those rather quickly as well. Yours look wonderful, maybe I should make them again!