Tuesdays with Dorie: Toasted Almond Scones

February 22, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in biscuits/scones, breakfast things, groups, tuesdays with dorie | 22 Comments

toasted almond scones

A warm scone and a hot cup of coffee (and a giant bowl of fruit salad!) sounds great to me on a chilly morning.  Good call on the Toasted Almond Scones, Mike!  These scones, with their trifecta of almond flavor (ground, chopped and extract), sounded so appealing to me that instead of making my usual half-batch, I went nuts and did a whole thing.  Freezer food is oh-so conveinent.

I haven’t had the best luck getting my scones and biscuits to rise mightily (in fact, some could be mistaken for pancakes), so I patted these out a little bigger and fatter than Dorie suggests.  As a result, I didn’t get the full twelve the recipe yields, but I did get my most successful batch of scones to date!  Flaky and tall.  These are sooo much better than the coffee shop variety.  They are barely sweet, and we ate ours with blueberry jam.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Living Out West.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. your scone looks perfect! Nice and puffy! I thought these were delicious too!

  2. Steph – what beauts! I agree – the higher and “fatter” the better. AND frozen worked better too – so glad you went the “full batch” route. They look beautiful! Thanks for the bake-along!

  3. I agree – these beat coffee shop scones hands down. Your scone looks so tall – perfect for splitting open and spreading with jam.

  4. You could never tell that your previous scones didn’t rise enough from these because this one looks picture perfect.

  5. This was a yummy treat. Yours look beautiful. I also baked a ‘full batch’ so I have some in the freezer, waiting for the perfect day.

  6. Oh yea homemade scones are much better then coffee shop scones! They look perfect1 Congrat’s on your best scone ever! I love the picture with the bowl of fruit in the back ground.

  7. Very nice, Steph! Look at the heighth! Beautiful job–could go for one right now.

  8. I love making scones. I want to try these because I’ve never made almond ones with almond flour. Great post!

  9. wish I had made mine fatter- they look so good. just like the coffee house

  10. I love scones! Ever since I moved a few months ago I haven’t been able to find my favorite scone mix in the grocery store and have been kicking myself to try one from scratch. Thanks for the post!

  11. Yours do look so tall and layered. Lovely job!

  12. Ooooh nice! Very nice and puffy. I liked that they were barely sweet too.

  13. A beauty of a scone! Seriously, so pretty. I missed out on this one since I’m all packed up to move. I am dying to try.

  14. wow!! your scones look amazing. i patted mine a bit taller as well, but yours trump mine 🙂 glad you liked them!

  15. Oh yum these scones look amazing, I love the look of the fruit salad hiding behind it too hehe.

  16. I love that bowl!! And your scone looks wonderful.

  17. Those look great – I can see why you went whole hog and did a full batch (I did too – I usually halve everything). Nice job!

  18. That scone looks just brilliant!

  19. Your food always is so delicious! Whenever I need to impress the boyfriend or family, your blog is my first stop! My second stop is the grocery store of course to pick up any ingredients I don’t have to make your blogged recipes :).

  20. Sounds good to me on any type of morning…love this photo, so bright and cheery and just the thing for a morning to wake everyone up with a smile!

  21. finally made these and they were so good. And your’s are pretty.

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