Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TWD: Toasted Almond Scones



This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Toasted Almond Scones. On Sunday morning I gave Josh a choice of three things for breakfast: cereal, waffles, or these scones. I was surprised that he didn’t select the option you can (appropriately) cover in maple syrup, though pleased, since I wanted to try these. I would have made them Monday if he had chosen waffles, but the sooner the better. These were terrific scones. I admit, I thought it seemed a little fussy to grind some of the almonds and then chop some – perhaps I’m just lazy. It was totally worth it, though, since the chopped almonds gave the flaky scones some nice texture and added a lot of flavor. These scones were yummy plain and also with a dab of apricot preserves.



This recipe rated a 7.5 for Deliciousness and a 3.25 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.3. Many thanks to Mike of Living Out West for a delightful selection. You can find the recipe here on Mike’s site and visit the TWD site for more scones.

12 comments:

Tracey said...

Haha, I probably would have chosen the waffles too, just so I could have maple syrup. Also, if you're lazy then so am I, because I definitely found the multiple almond preps a bit of a pain.

mike509 said...

They LOOK worth the effort! Glad they were requested - and I agree, food processor for 1/2 cup of nuts? That's nuts! :) Beautiful scones - thanks so much for baking with me this week!

Nina said...

Margot, your scones are stunning! Lovely photos. Everyone seems to have loved these! Will definitely have to make them.

Cakelaw said...

I liked these scones too, and yours look perfect. Josh has good taste!

jillbert said...

They look perfect! The toasted almond flavor was so good that I think it was worth it to mess with the almonds.

HanaĆ¢ said...

These look wonderful. I love almonds. I like scones too but I don't make them too often because of their high calorie content :o)

Leslie said...

I have to admit that when I saw this pick I was a little meh, but you make them sound delicious and worth the effort. On the to do list they go.!

Thanks for asking about my wrist. It's now 95% and I'm back to baking and hopefully commenting and blogging more, but not so much that I'm trapped in a splint for another 3 months! Thanks for hanging with me! xo

Tia said...

they look amazing! so professional and well shaped. Buttercreambarbie

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

I would also have chosen waffles :) But that's because I'm deprived of them as the hubs doesn't really eat breakfasty foods. He'd rather have a hamburger at 11am than eggs and a biscuit.

Anyway, your scones look fab and I'm glad they were enjoyed!

Jessica said...

How did you make those come out looking exactly like the cookbook photo? They look amazing! OK, I would have picked waffles myself, but I did like these scones. I have a miniprep food processor (it only holds 2 cups) for little jobs like this. Every year or so I think I should give it to charity because I don't use it all that often, but it comes in handy for these types of things.

spike. said...

I was thinking the same thing about grinding half the almonds and chopping the rest! scones look perfect- I choose them too!

Kayte said...

Well, they LOOK WONDERFUL! I would choose these without a doubt! I love the photo and the way you have them all posed for the shot, very nice...wish I could think to do something like that!