Monday, February 21, 2011

Bake-a-long With Mike - Toasted Almond Scones

Perhaps it’s all the British blood that runs through my veins… I love scones.

My friend Mike belongs to a baking/blogging group called “Tuesday’s With Dorie.”  The group is baking their way through the wonderful book, “Baking.. from my home to yours” by Dorie Greenspan.

Each week, members of the group bake particular recipes from the book and share their creations on their blogs.

This week, the group baked a recipe selected by Mike, Toasted Almond Scones. When Mike asked me if I would virtually bake along with him, I couldn’t say no. Nor did I want to. I never turn down the opportunity to bake scones.

Scones are biscuit-like pastries or quick breads that are often rolled into round shapes and cut into quarters, then baked, sometimes on a griddle. Scones can be savory or sweet and are usually eaten for breakfast, but are also served with tea and in coffeehouses.

When baking these scones, the kitchen filled with the most incredible aroma. When I pulled them out of the oven, and had my first taste, it was heaven. I’ve made scones before, but these are definitely the best scones I’ve ever had the pleasure of making, baking, and eating!

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea, these scones are best served with a nice slathering of melted butter, or homemade jam. Anyway you take them, you’ll love them.

Take a moment to visit Mike’s blog,  and make sure you visit often. You’ll be inspired not only by his creations, but his photography is amazing. He could make sautéed cardboard look delicious!


mike said...

Beautious!!! Is that a word? Wonderful plates Kenn - I'm so impressed. Thanks for baking along with me this week - I'm truly glad you did, and hope you enjoyed the scones.... twice! :)

Jules Someone said...

Nice scones! Thanks for baking along with us this week!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh -- is that British blood the reason your scones look freaking amazing?! They look seriously perfect to me, and look at those layers! I have scone envy.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

glad you could bake with us today. perfect, high-rising scones-- these look so tasty!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I'm so glad you baked along with Mike and that I got to see your scones and your blog too! I've always seen your comments on Mike's posts and now I get to "meet" you too. Join us any week, we have a few more scone recipes to bake through before we finish the book.

Elaine said...

I love the graphic, Kenn - it's so you and Mike! :) Your scones look beautiful and lovely on your plate. They sure are good, aren't they?

Mary said...

You have a knack for baking scones--they look amazing! Thanks for baking along with TWD this week.

Katrina said...

Mike does have great pictures, but yours look pretty darn amazing, too.
Fun for you to bake along.
Do your scones have no almonds? They look great, but I don't see almonds.

Kenn said...

Thanks so much to all the new visitors from Tuesday's With Dorie.. what a friendly group of people! Katrina.. Yes.. there are almonds. I chose not to 'decorate'the tops of the scones with the sliced almonds. They were topped with sugar instead. They were quite "almondy" already!

Perfecting Pru said...

Kenn - could we be cousins?!

The scones look great. Will you be doing 'Baking with Dorie' more often?

Kenn said...

Hi Pru,
Maybe we are cousins! :-)

I enjoyed cooking along with Dorie and with Mike.. if I'm invited, I'll certainly participate!

Dana @ Cookin' At Cafe D said...

It's been a LONG time since I've made scones. (My sis loves them, so I make then at Christmas time...)

Hmm, I think you've inspired me!