This week’s TWD, apple cheddar scones, was chosen by Karina of The Floured Apron! I am barely making the Tuesday deadline this week so it’s going to be a short post from me. I must confess that I’ve never made a scone so this week’s recipe was especially interesting for me!
I love that this recipe comes together quickly. Any recipe that doesn’t call for a mixer or food processor makes me happy, especially when I’m trying to bake on a weeknight! The fewer dirty dishes, the better! The only problem I ran into with this dough was when it came time to divide it up into individual scones. The dough is incredibly sticky and I made a mess trying to divide the dough into even sized scones. I wound up with a few very large ones but otherwise everything went well.
I tried one of these scones when they were still warm from the oven, as Dorie suggests that is when they’re at their best. Honestly, I couldn’t taste the apple or cheddar all that much. I’m not sure the flavors were supposed to be that subtle but they definitely were for me. These basically tasted like biscuits – very light and fluffy and yummy! I used fresh apples instead of the dried apples the recipe called for so maybe that accounts for the difference in flavor?