Tuesday, November 01, 2011

TWD: Honey Nut Scones

I hate when life gets in the way of my baking. I was almost not going to get to bake again this week. Boo. It was about 2:00 when I remembered that it was scones, and that they are one of the easiest things in the kitchen to make.

Dorie's recipe called for walnuts. I don't really like them, and I didn't have them handy, so I used almonds. The dough is a mix of whole wheat and regular AP flour. I am really enjoying whole wheat flour these days. It adds just the right something to certain baked goods. These came together in a snap. I patted the dough into two circles and I baked them for 20 minutes without cutting them. I pulled them out of the oven, cut and separated them, and then baked them for about five more minutes. Perfect!

My favorite finishing touch is a sprinkling of coarse sugar. Yum! These were done and cooled just in time for a yummy after school snack.


Thanks to Jeannette of Whimsical Cupcake for choosing this one. I didn't get to the Far Breton, which was chosen by Nicole of Cookies on Friday.

6 comments:

mike509 said...

Let's revolt. Against walnuts. I used almonds as well - loved these and their texture / flavor. Glad you fit them into your busy schedule - don't you love "easy bakes"?

Kayte said...

I wasn't going to make these, but after seeing them on everyone's blogs, I think I may have a change of heart. They look really good. And, like you say, they are fast and easy. I even have walnuts...lol.

Jeannette said...

I almost forgot about my own hosting, that's how busy things have been for me :) It happens. I'm glad you got to churn these out anyway and that you enjoyed them! The sanding sugar looks so beautiful atop the tall scone. Thank you for baking along with me this week!

Cakelaw said...

Love the sugar on top!

Jessica said...

I think I would have picked a different nut too, had I not skipped nuts altogether. Almonds are always great in scones, and yours look delectable.

spike. said...

Yum, wish I had added the sugar on top. I'm with Mike, down with walnuts and love live almonds!