Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TWD—Toasted Almond Scones and Giveaway Reminder

TWD--Toasted Almond Scones 2-20-11

I made this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie pick of Toasted Almond Scones on Sunday.  They were chosen by Mike whose blog is Living Out West.  Love his blog.  Well done, always clever and great photos!

I was a little worried about making the scones because I already have a favorite scone recipe AND I knew Kevin and the boys wouldn’t eat them (annoying, huh).  So I decided to health them up as much as I could and still try to have them be good.  And it worked.  I think they are great.  I did talk Kevin in to trying one and the main thing he doesn’t like is the grainy/crumbliness they have from the almond meal.  (He doesn’t like cornbread for the same reason.)  He said he likes the flavor of them though.  He did also mention that they aren’t sweet enough (I explained to him that scones aren’t supposed to be.  But just to be nice and in hopes that he’d eat more, I drizzled a glaze on them.

Like I said, I really like them and although I did make them healthier, I still need  to not just be the only one to eat them.  There is still about half a dozen of them sitting on the counter.  Scones are definitely better fresh from the oven, too. 


My changes were that I used some almond meal I have instead of grinding almonds.  I only added 1/4 cup of sliced almonds to the dough instead of 1/2 cup.  I used skim milk instead of whole milk.  Though I did use cream as directed.  I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter instead of butter and I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour.  I brushed the tops before baking them with some cream and sprinkled some turbinado sugar on top as well as the sliced almonds.  The scones baked for 17 minutes.   They do have a little bit of a wheat taste from the whole wheat pastry flour, but it works well with the almond flavor.


Thanks, Mike!  Great pick.  Check out more scones at the TWD website.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the giveaway from CSN Stores I’m having on this link.  Last week in celebration of my Three Year Blogging Anniversary, I posted a $75 giveaway for anything you want at CSN Stores.  The giveaway is open until Wednesday, February 23 (tomorrow!) at 12 noon MST and you can enter up to three times.  Thanks, CSN!


Lisa said...

Mmmm, those definitely look good. I love scones fresh from the oven too.

peachkins said...

scones are personal favorite but I always just buy them. I will try making them someday...

Fallon said...

Whenever I bake there are always leftovers. Good thing the people at work gobble it right up!

How did you make them more healthier?

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! I love scones! They are one of my favorite breakfast/snack foods.

Plain Chicken said...

YUM - looks great. I love almonds.

mike509 said...

Katrina! What wonderful scones! I would never have thought these weren't Dorie's recipe. What a great substitution with the ingredients. They sound delicous - glad they worked for you (sour cream - need to remember that). Thanks for the compliments and for baking along with me this week! Take care!

Flourchild said...

Wow Katrina that last picture about knocked me over..I love it! You always have the best up close photos of food! I need a new camera!
I like that you tweeked them to your liking..I like healthy!

Kristen said...

Those scones look so good, I wish I could reach right into the screen and grab one. YUM!

pigpigscorner said...

Gorgeous! Scones are best fresh from the oven!

Anonymous said...

They look wonderful! My husband isn't too big on scones either - he ate them, but I know he'd prefer a sugary muffin.

Bella Baker said...

nice healthy subs! They look great, espec with that glaze!!! My blog has a bachelor spoiler so dont look unless you watched last night! :)

Elaine said...

Hi, Katrina! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Your scones look fabulous with the all the sliced almonds on top and with the glaze.

Trisha said...

The scones look delish ... I'm gonna have to try it!!!

Eliana said...

They look delicious Katrina. Scones are one of my favorite breakfast treats and when I have them in the house I have a hard time not gobbling them up.

Rice Kernel said...

I'm often daunted by the process of making scones but these might convince me to try! Happy 3rd anniversary! I gave up law practice to be at home with my son a couple years ago - I've enjoyed reading your blog in the past year. You, along with others, have inspired me to blog for fun - and for my family.

Paula said...

I could resist these....until...the last picture. Oh my goodness. Look at all that drippy icing. Now I could eat every last one of them.

Jaime said...

i'll take one that's drizzled with sugar ;)

Jeannette said...

it's good to know that these can be healthified and still taste good. i'm still stuck on the drizzles :)

Anonymous said...

I thought about whole wheat flour but didnt want to up the "grainy" quotient. the drizzle, of course, looks fab.

Pamela said...

I almost made a glaze for mine, but if I had I probably would have eaten more of them. It was safer for me to skip the glaze. Love the way they look, though.

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