Apple Cheddar Scones

I took advantage of my extra hour this weekend to make apple cheddar scones. This is not really an “everyday” kind of recipe, but I was in the mood to bake and had two apples that needed to be used. The combination of apple and cheddar was very appealing, both things I love.

Baking novices beware, this is not an easy dough to work with. It’s very wet, which made it difficult to shape in order to cut the scones. I finally gave up and just formed the scones with my fingers the best I could. According to the recipe reviews, it seems important to start with very cold ingredients, not to overmix, and not to add too much flour. That was a lot to think about at 7am on a Sunday, but I took Deb’s advice and went with the flow.
The end result was good, but not great. And after all that work, I had high expectations. The scones were fairly flat, and I didn’t like the apple and cheese combination as much as I thought. You all know how much I like the recipes on Smitten Kitchen, but this one just didn’t work for me.

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