T U E S D A Y S W I T H D O R I E
Yet another scone recipe from Dorie. Is it my imagination or has there been an influx of scones in the past few months? No worries here - they're one of my favorite baked goods, and this one makes its debut with fresh alfalfa honey.
There are actually two Tuesday with Dorie recipes each week until the end of the year. As we're baking our way to the end of this magnificent book, recipes are doubled. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get to the Far Breton (I didn't even get "near" the Far Breton), but it will most likely make an appearance among the upcoming holiday baking repertoire.
These scones feature a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flour - the sugar was replaced by honey and the addition of ground nuts (almonds in my case) give these an earthy, wholesome flavor and texture. I spiced up the almond flavor by adding a quarter teaspoon of almond extract and, as usual, brushed them with cream and dusted with sanding sugar before baking. Natural, earthy scones always taste better with a little sparkle and shine.