For the month of November, we have the option of two recipes each week for Tuesdays With Dorie. We are so close to finishing all the recipes in her book, Baking From My Home To Yours, that we’re trying to get the last few done by the end of the year. The group (and others who want to sign up) are planning to start baking from Dorie’s book, Baking With Julia. I’m excited because I’ve had the book for a few years now and have often been intimidated with many of the recipes enough that I haven’t made much from it.
This week we had the choice (or could make both) of Honey Nut Scones (page 31) and Far Breton (page 202-203). I was going to make both and plan to make as many of the remaining recipes I can, but this week flew by me and I just barely got to the scones Monday afternoon. So, no Far Breton here. I do want to check out on the TWD website any others who did make it and see how it turned out.
The scones were easy to make and I whipped up half a recipe in no time. I followed the recipe, okay, well almost. The recipe called for some all purpose flour and some whole wheat flour, but I just went ahead and used whole wheat pastry flour for all of the flour—you know, so the scones are healthy. And Dorie’s recipe called for whole milk, but I just used 2%—see, more healthy. ;) Just before baking the eight smaller scones, I brushed them with cream and sprinkled them with turbinado sugar. Love that extra sweet crunch and pretty much always do that with scones. I baked them for 15 minutes (the recipe says 20).
Now I have scones that I just have to be careful and not eat too many at once. Couldn’t resist (or disappoint certain people) and not put a little chocolate love into the scones. So I spread some Nutella on one. GOOD stuff.
This scone recipe was chosen by Jeanette at The Whimsical Cupcake and you can get the recipe on her blog. Check out that girl’s mad baking and photography skills!
If you’d like to see the Far Breton and get the recipe, you can find it at Nicole’s blog, Cookies On Friday. It’s not something I’ve ever seen or heard of before and there isn’t a picture in the book, so I’m intrigued with this one.
A lot more goodness to gawk at over at Tuesdays With Dorie!