Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TWD Apple Cheddar Scones

Posted by BAKE-EN at 10:45 PM

Karina of The Floured Apron chose apple cheddar scones as this weeks TWD recipe. The heat and humidity in Boston this week has been awful. I had to wake up at 5:00 to make these because I knew my kitchen wouldn't be too hot then.



This recipe is really easy, and I followed it pretty much as written. The only changes I had to make were I finely chopped a granny smith apple in place of the dried apple. I also pureed apple in my food processor because I didn't have apple juice. I was afraid the pureed apple wouldn't result in enough liquid, but it worked out fine. The only comment I have on making these is expect a very sticky dough. It's hard to shape into a rectangle because it's so sticky. I ended up shaping it into a rectangle and cutting them with my bench scraper. The resulting scones would not have been pretty; so I heavily floured a round cookie cutter, and I squished the scones into that to get a round shape.

I really liked these scones. I wish the apple flavor was more pronounced, but I'm sure if I had used dried apples it would have been. The scones were extremely tender and delicious warm. Next time I make these, I'll grate an extra ¼ cup of cheese, and sprinkle cheese on top of the scones before baking.

Side note, I'm having major problems with blogger and my computer. I haven't been able to post more than a couple of comments on other people's blogs without getting mulitiple error messages. I've contacted blogger, and they're working on the problem. I have been looking at everyone's blogs though, and everyone is so inspiring. Hopefully I can get this problem fixed soon, and I'll be back to commenting on your beautiful work!

Here are some pictures:

The chopped apple:





Dry Ingredients:



The pureed apple:



Before going in the oven:



Wow, the baking soda and powder sure worked:



Apple Cheddar Scones in all their glory:


12 comments on "TWD Apple Cheddar Scones"

Rebecca on July 2, 2008 at 11:53 AM said...

I'm finding myself baking more at night. Too hot! Your scones are so nice and golden.

Dolores on July 2, 2008 at 12:43 PM said...

Your scones would be *worth* getting up at 5 AM for. :) Great job!

kim on July 2, 2008 at 1:18 PM said...

wow, getting up at 5am is definitely dedication!! beautiful job on the scones and i like the extra cheese idea! :)

Engineer Baker on July 2, 2008 at 1:25 PM said...

Pureed apple is a wonderful way to get around a lack of apple cider - great idea! And I feel your pain, my apartment gets waaay too hot when I bake in the summer.

allison on July 2, 2008 at 5:37 PM said...

Your scones are beautiful. I think fresh-baked apple cheddar scones for breakfast would have been perfect!

Jules Someone on July 2, 2008 at 5:42 PM said...

Mmmmmm. Those look lovely! Nice idea on the pureed apple.

rainbowbrown on July 2, 2008 at 8:18 PM said...

Very nice, I quite like that they're round.

That Girl on July 3, 2008 at 12:30 AM said...

I love the perfect roundness of them!

Barbara on July 3, 2008 at 1:32 AM said...

Lovely and yummy! I used dried apple and even so they weren't all that "apple-y." I'm thinking of increasing both apples and cheese next time, too.

LyB on July 3, 2008 at 9:11 AM said...

Squishing your scones into a round cookie cutter was a great idea, they look perfect!

Mevrouw Cupcake on July 7, 2008 at 3:00 PM said...

The pureed apple angle sounds good, I bet they were even tastier!

Prudy on July 8, 2008 at 9:13 AM said...

Beautiful scones. I'd be willing to get up at 5 to EAT one.

 

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