Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Apple Cheddar Scones

I've always been intrigued by ingredients that seemingly wouldn't work together, but really do. Blue cheese with a sweet jam on some nice sourdough, peanut butter and bologna sandwich (don't ask!), that sort of thing. When I saw this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe ended in scones made of cheddar and apples, I was excited. I had heard of this flavor combination before, but never tried it out for myself.

I have yet to find a recipe in this book that I haven't enjoyed, and this is no different. The tart/sweet dried granny smith apples pairs wonderfully with the white cheddar. Who can say no to a nicely browned scone for breakfast? Or two...or three, for that matter.

I've made biscuits on several occasions, but never scones...but they really were basically the same thing in my experience. Different ingredients, sure, but same mixing method and consistency of the final batter.

On a side note, this was my first time buying cheese from grass-fed animals. I don't know if it was the diet, or the fact it was from New Zealand, or it could well have just been the brand...but damn, I think it was the best cheddar cheese I've ever had.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, p. 32

16 comments:

Kbg said...

Yum, the scones look great...and all this talk of cheese...well, what's not to love about that?
~Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

Pamela said...

Your scones look really good. I agree with KBG...what's not to like about cheese??

Garrett said...

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE cheese, but I'd just never had it mixed with apples. That's what surprised me.

Madam Chow said...

They look like golden nuggets of cheesy goodness - we really liked these. A lot. I just had another one for breakfast.
Madam Chow
http://www.mzkitchen.com

Amy said...

Mmmm, these look great!!
Cheese + apples = YUM!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Susie Homemaker said...

Cheese Cheese Cheese. That sounds like the best cheese EVER. Great job!

ostwestwind said...

It was easy and tasty, wasn't it?

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

Cheese is always wonderful, but now I'm intrigued with your experience with grass-fed. Glad you liked the scones, they look beautiful!

Jules Someone said...

Those scones look amazing! Cheese and apples are yummy together!

Christine said...

I have to agree, what's not to like about cheese and then apples with them oh yum! Your scones look delicious and when you get a chance slice up some apples and get some really good cheese, glass of wine and your good to go!

Heather B said...

I'm a cheeseoholic and these were right up my alley! Your scones look great and I wish I could try that yummy cheese of yours!

rainbowbrown said...

Ooh, best cheddar cheese you've ever had? How nice!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Peanut butter and bologna? I'm going to trust you on that one! Your scones look great!

Dolores said...

Peanut butter and bologna is one of my favorite "from childhood" guilty pleasures.

Try it with sliced red onions.

Trust me. :)

Glad you enjoyed the scones... you did a great job with them.

Lori said...

I cant wait to make these. I am not in TWD anymore but these are definitely on my to do list. Probably in the fall (my hemisphere) with fresh local apples!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Yes, apples and cheese go together and go together well!