Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie - Apple Cheddar Scones

To start, let me say that I like scones but have never made them before so I was excited at the recipe choice. But then I realized that this weekend I had dedicated to the Daring Bakers Challenge of Danish Braids, and that recipe takes a lot of time and space, neither of which I have a lot of in my kitchen.

So on Saturday, I decided I could squeeze these in, but then I realized I did not have all the ingredients needed, namely the apples and cheddar :) I soldered on, and made them with peaches instead and froze them to bake off for Sunday's breakfast.

Well, I had a bit of an issue with the dough. Since I did not add the cheddar, it was much more unstable, too fragile to cut so I had to work in a bit more flour. After about 1/2 cup more, the dough was much more workable so I could cut out the scones.

They turned out ok, not my favorite scones but good for an easy Sunday breakfast.

12 comments:

ostwestwind said...

I agree, an easy breakfast, I am fond of British scones with clotted cream and little Scarlet stawberry jam

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

I had to stick in some extra flour as well, just so they were manageable. Definitely a nice easy breakfast though.

Amy said...

I used a little extra flour too. Peach sounds good in a scone.

Susie Homemaker said...

I don't think it was your absence of the cheese - these weer just super sticky! I bet the peach was good!

Madam Chow said...

I hope you give them another shot - they were really good with a sharp cheddar cheese!

Christine said...

I used a little extra flour too. I bet the peaches were delicious!

Rebecca said...

I didn't think I was going to find the counter space to do these, either. I like the peach idea, though. YUM.

Jaime said...

peaches sound great. next time, don't add the extra dough, just drop them by the spoonful on the pan and bake them!

Barbara said...

Mmm, peaches sound tasty! Good for you for finding time to make them.

Cecilia said...

How did the peach flavor work with the scones? I'm sorry it wasn't completely to your liking.

I opted out of the scones because of the danish braid, so you have me beat there. Good job!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I have to admit, that peach scones sound very tempting!

Dolores said...

Peach sounds *really* good. And oh-so seasonal at the moment. Great job!