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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Apple Cheddar Scones


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So, I'm going to have to keep this post short and sweet because as usual lately, I am running behind - and it feels like I'm running in a million directions. So, while I have no clever words I can think of this week, I did make some little tweaks to this week's recipe choice from Karina of The Floured Apron for Apple Cheddar Scones.

Bacon. Oh yeah. In my humble opinion, there are few things that aren't better with bacon.

I also switched things up a bit by using about half of a fresh Granny Smith apple instead of dried. I just diced it really small and sauteed it with about 1 tablespoon of butter and about a 1/4 cup of chopped pecans.

As for the bacon I just rendered some small pieces of bacon in a skillet and added about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar here too til nice and cooked, then just chopped it a bit smaller - it was about 1/4 cup too.

There was plenty of moisture in the dough to incorporate all my little additions and these were pretty simple to make. We served them warm with some butter and they were great. They would definitely make a great little breakfast edition for a nice change.

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Don't forget to check out the others over at Tuesdays with Dorie!

34 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Bacon. Butter. Apples. Cheese.
To die for! What a great idea!!!!

Manggy said...

Lovely scones Holly! I like the use of fresh apple (well, especially as it's difficult and fussy to get them dried here) :)

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Yummy!

Jess said...

Bacon? Brilliant! They look amazing.

lemontartlet said...

You are officially the smartest woman ever. Bacon, you should get an award!

rainbowbrown said...

Well they sound wonderful and look it too. Awesome!

Madam Chow said...

As Emeril says, pork fat rules!

Kayte said...

These look so beautiful. And the bacon sounds really good, especially at breakfast! I do believe you have covered all the food groups...what's not to love about that and how wonderful they look? Great job. Great photos.

Di said...

Ooh, bacon sounds delicious! And hey, the apple offsets any bad fat from the cheese, butter and bacon, right?

Mary Ann said...

Your adaptations sound great and they look utterly amazing!

kim said...

mmm, bacon!! :) your changes sound amazing!

Susie Homemaker said...

Bacon-genius! And so fluffy and flaky! You never cease to amaze me!

Erin said...

Bacon sounds like a delicious addition! Your scones look beautiful and delicious! The inside is beautiful and they look so perfectly shaped :)

The Kitchen Vixen said...

I would totally be on board for a biscuit with bacon and cheese in it...pure genius.

Engineer Baker said...

Must make them now. NOW. Or you could ship them to me???

Katie B. said...

My jaw hangs open - bacon??!?!?! I like how your mind works! Great scones!

Pamela said...

These sound remarkably good! Bacon. What a good way to go! Beautiful pictures, too.

Linda said...

Bravo for using bacon!!!

And beautiful thick and fluffy looking scones!!!

Heather B said...

My mouth is watering just thinking about all of the yummy goodness in your scones! They look so good!

Prudy said...

I just read where someone else considered using bacon. Great choice-they look and sound phenomenal.

Annemarie said...

Mine turned out good but not nearly as fluffy as yours...what is your secret? They look sooo moist, too!

bakingwiththeboys said...

It's a complete breakfast all in one dish. They look great!

Mara said...

oooh i thought about putting bacon in too, i thought what could be a more balanced breakfast!!! maybe extra eggs? hehee. your scones look so puffy and flakey. YUM!

Christine said...

Oh bacon that is a wonderful addition! Your scones look delicious and I am with you on running in a million directions!

Rebecca said...

Your scones look so thick and delicious. And, really, what ISN'T better with bacon?

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Bacon?! I am soooo totally adding bacon to mine next time. Good job!

LyB said...

Oh, yeah, bacon! Holly, you're a genius! :)

Jenny said...

Looks good!

Jules Someone said...

My husband heartily approves the idea of the bacon. That's next for me. Yours are beautiful!

Isa said...

You're a clever lady... Great tweaks! Love them all. I didn't find the recipe appealing enough to do it but with this little changes you made I seriously consider making it! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Wow. they look great. Cheese scones are one of my favourite things and I would love to taste one of those ones!!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

So gonna add bacon next time!

Dolores said...

Bacon... brilliant! Great job!

Jaime said...

you're a genius. everything is better with bacon!

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