This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Apple Cheddar Scones from pg. 32 of Baking: From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan. This weeks recipe was selected by Karina at The Floured Apron. (You can find the full recipe by clicking the link or by purchasing the cookbook which is currently on sale at Amazon.)
I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled that this was the recipe selected. It seems like a fall recipe to me — with cold apple cider being one of the key ingredients.
On Thursday evening, I made these as part of our dinner. The first step was to mix the liquid ingredients together. I couldn’t find apple cider anywhere so I substituted with apple juice. I also had to buy a ginormous carton of buttermilk for these so if you have any good recipes that take buttermilk I’d love to hear about them.
After I mixed the wet ingredients in one bowl I mixed the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. One of these ingredients was cornmeal, which really made the scones in my opinion. The cornmeal gave the finished scone a lot of texture and flavor.
Probably because I live in the middle of bo-funk nowhere, I couldn’t find dried apples. Except for the little Gerber ones for babies. So instead I used fresh apple. Honestly, I think it was probably better with the fresh apple than it would have been with dried.
I combined the wet and dry ingredients and used my whisk as a pastry blender to make the dough. Then I folded in the apple and grated cheddar cheese.
I scooped the dough into individual mounds and put them on the parchment paper to bake.