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.

22 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I agree that the scones were incredibly wet. Yours look fantastic, but what would we have to do to get your MIL's cheese scone recipe...?

Jules Someone said...

That's right! Halfway around the world, it is Tuesday. ;-) Nice looking scones!

Tammy said...

Hi Caitlin

Even I dont have my MIL's recipe! :0) I think it probably has so much butter and cheese in it I'm better not to know!

rainbowbrown said...

This was my first cheese scone, and your right their incredible. Yours looks very nice.

Jess said...

Those look fantastic. I couldn't taste the cheese either.

bakingwiththeboys said...

They look great. Sometimes it is better not to know all of the ingredients and just enjoy.

Erin said...

Your scones look great! I bet they tasted great with that jam. I agree that I think they needed more cheese!

Heather B said...

I added more cheese to mine and still thought they could use more! Yours look delicious! Great job!

Cakelaw said...

These look delightful - I love the huge apple chunks through them. I have never made cheese scones before, but these look like a good place to start.

Barbara said...

I liked them too -- agreed with you about more cheese, but I'd have liked more apple as well!

becs said...

These look lovely...I used an aged cheddar (a minor splurge with current cheese prices in nz!) and think that made quite a difference to the depth of flavour.

ostwestwind said...

Great looking scones, sorry to hear that you don't like dried fruit.

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

erin lou said...

Your scones look amazing! I have to agree that I am not a big fan of dried fruit but more cheese is always good!

April said...

Your scones look delicious! The jam sounds great too.

Prudy said...

What about the MIL recipe???
Your scones look delicious with that melting butter...YUM!

The Kitchen Vixen said...

wow yours look just like biscuits! great job!

Jacque said...

Mmmm, they look so scrumptious inside. A cheese scone sounds interesting. I've always thought of scones as sweet, but I might have to try the cheese-only version.

Madam Chow said...

I think they look great, especially with that extra pat of butter!

Pamela said...

This was my first cheese scone, too. It will definitely NOT be my last!

likesprinkles said...

My scones were also huge. I knew they would rise and spread a little but I had no idea they would almost triple in size! Crazy.

Your scones look delicious!

Rebecca said...

I'm not a dried fruit fan, either. But I love cheese scones with dill. Mmmmmmmmm.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'd never had cheese scones before making these, but it certainly won't be the last time!