Friday, August 29, 2008

Feeling like fall

Yep. Its feeling like fall to me. Despite the fact that it was 100 degrees here yesterday, it still feels like fall. Kind of like there is an essence of fall that filters through the air and my being drinks it in in great gulps, exhilarating me. So I am looking to some more "fallish" feeling recipes.

To me, scones are a right proper fall food. They are best eaten warm. You can drench them in butter and scarf them with a hot cuppa on a chilly afternoon. You can grab one and take it with you on an afternoon walk under the changing canopy of leaves. You just can't beat a good scone, hot and crusty and meltingly soft in the middle.

These are one of my favorite scones. They combine 2 favorites - apples and cheese. My neighbor gave me some Granny Smith apples the other day - very nice - and I made these. TOH recipe.

Apple-Cheese Scones

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup cold butter or margarine (5-1/3 tablespoons)
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1 cup diced peeled apple

In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Gently fold in the cheese and apples. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Pat into a 9-inch circle.
7Cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

These make a good breakfast grab, they are not too sweet. Even my picky DS loves them!


Jan said...

Oooh now they are different and sounding good to me! Jan xx

Cheryl said...

Wow two of my favorite things combined into one! I am so ready for fall myself.

Jan said...

Your scones sound yummy, Raquel. I'm ready for some cooler weather too.

Linda said...

Save me one - I'll be right over!! ( I wish!)

Angie said...

Well I'M not ready for some cooler weather! 100 degrees - wow. If it hits 75 here I'm sitting with my feet in the fridge!

Sharp apples and strong cheddar cheese........the stuff of dreams. I must try these as soon as I can stand long enough.

love, Angie, xxx

Sylvie said...

That sounds like a really interesting combo. I would have never thought of combining the two in a scone.

bella said...

your scones look fabulous and beautiful

Sue said...

Apple and cheese, thats an interesting combo Raquel.
I love scones, especially with jam and clotted cream..Yum

Marie said...

It feels like autumn here too Raquel. You can't beat the combination of apples and cheese. My favourite thing to eat is a nice slice of warm apple pie along with a delicious slab of good cheddar. Unbeatable!

Anna M. said...

Your scones look yummy...thanks for sharing the recipe...I too love apples and cheese! Also, congratulations on your upcoming marriage! =)

Anonymous said...

Apple and cheese always goes well together,
i will have a go at them,