OK, I need to admit that I am just not really a fan of scones. But, when Katrina of The Floured Apron chose it for this week's TWD recipe, I decided to give it a go.
They turned out to be... OK. Definitely better than other scones I've tried, especially eating them right out of the oven. I'm still not a scone convert, though.
The thing that sets these scones apart is the addition of apple cider, dried apple chunks and grated cheddar cheese. I thought they added some flavor -- not huge flavor, but OK flavor. I couldn't really distinguish the cheese in the finished product, but I'm sure it was there in the background.
The "dough" seemed to me a lot more like batter, since it was so wet. It was a lot easier for me to just scoop it into mounds rather than spreading it out and cutting it into pieces... it was just too loose for that to really work.
In all it was a pretty easy recipe, and not a bad result, but I'm pretty sure I won't be making it again. Unless someone pays me. ;)
As always, be sure to check out all of the other blogs on the TWD blogroll! You can find the recipe in Dorie's book, Baking: from my home to yours (along with many, many others that are not scones ;) )
Tuesday, July 1, 2008