Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesdays with Dorie: Toasted Almond Scones

Oh how I love a good scone! Unfortunately I've never been that good at making them. I just don't have the touch. Seeking to remedy the situation this time I made these scones in the food processor and ... success!

I made a few changes to the recipe (as always) subbing in wholemeal flour, low fat milk instead of cream and using whole raw almonds with the skin on. Oh and leaving out the almond essence because that stuff is evil.

I wasn't intending to mix the dough in the processor but seeing I had to grind the nuts in there anyway it seemed easier to just switch to the dough blade and not dirty another bowl. A few quick pulses and the dough came together.

The taste test ...

Wow. Seriously good. Moist, nutty and really moreish. I ate mine warm from the oven with a smear of butter and a big drizzle of golden syrup. Mmmmmmmm.

Thanks to Mike of Living Out West for helping me to finally make good scones! You can find the recipe on Mike's blog under today's date.


  1. I used raw almonds, too. And I used my food processor! So quick and easy. These weren't my favorite, but I am so glad I made them. My husband loved them!

  2. Wow... they sure look terrific! And so glad they are a favorite of yours (mine too)! I should try the processor for everything - didn't even think of that! Thanks for baking along with me this week - they're wonderful!

  3. I used the food processor too, it was already dirty! They were yummy.

  4. Your the second person who has said this was there first time making scones that actually turned out good! I am happy for you! THey look so good and the raw almond thing has it going on!!:) I did that too!

  5. Oooh good to know that you can make the dough in the food processor! It irked me a bit to dirty it just for grinding almonds. Very pretty too!

  6. i made mine in the processor too! no sense in making another bowl dirty ;) i'm glad that this one was a winner for you!

  7. mmmm, i love warm scones with golden syrup, and i am happy to see i'm not the only one trying to make recipes a little bit healthier. Now off to the freezer to thaw out a scone ;)


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