Tuesday, July 1, 2008
TWD - apple cheddar scones
The TWD recipe this week was chosen by Karina of The Floured Apron and is Apple Cheddar Scones. I made these on Sunday for lunch. I love scones! Especially cheese scones. Whenever we are at a café I can almost always be persuaded by a good cheese scone. Some of the best cheese scones I have tasted are from Bosco café in Te Kuiti (always something to look forward to on the long trek south to Taranaki to visit the in-laws) and Zarbo in Newmarket. My Grandma used to make fantastic cheese scones as well. When I was at university she would often make me a batch and I would take them back to varsity for the freezer. But, the best cheese scones ever are made by my mother-in-law. They are divine and I can eat quite a few of them in one sitting.
Anyway, back to Dorie’s apple and cheddar scones!!! I wasn’t sure about the apple in the scones, but went with it anyway. Rather than those shrivelled up dried apple rings you often get, I bought apple that was dried in chunks – it looked a bit like crystallised ginger. The other unusual ingredients in these scones was apple juice and cornmeal. I used a very fine cornmeal and there wasn’t a lot of it, so it didn’t add a lot to the texture of the scones.
The scone mixture was very wet – often I would add more flour, but I just went with it and I think it contributed to the lightness of these scones. My scones were huge as well! I should have made them much smaller. The verdict – my husband loved these. He ate four of them with my home made blackcurrant jam. I ate one with butter and while I enjoyed the texture, I think they needed more cheese and probably no apple! Mind you, as I have mentioned many times before, I don’t like dried fruit.
See what the other TWDers thought here.