I like baking stuff for breakfast on the weekends. It's partly because I have more time then, and also because if I make something on Sunday, we can generally eat the leftovers for breakfast for a few days, making weekday mornings a little less hectic. The only problem is that I'm frequently indecisive about what to make. I think that scones sound good, for instance, but then can't settle on a recipe. Part of the problem is that I'm trying to find something that the girls will eat, too. So when I saw the recent blog post from KAF, I was thrilled. Fresh apple scones sounded delicious, and even better, didn't have anything in the ingredient list that seemed kid-unfriendly. (Both girls complain about nuts, and B doesn't like dried fruit "in things.") Plus I can't seem to help buying lots of apples every time I go to the store this time of year, so it's good to find new ways for us to consume them.
The verdict? These are quite good. This is the first time I've actually followed the instructions to freeze the scones before baking (which has come up in other KAF scone recipes), and I could tell a difference in the texture. I'll be better about remembering to do it in the future, maybe even making the dough the night before & freezing them overnight. The flavor combination was great. G was skeptical at first ("I'm not eating those!"), but decided that she'd try one after she concluded that they smelled pretty good. The glaze worked out well, giving just a little bit of extra apple-y flavor.
If you'd like to give these a try, you can find the recipe here at King Arthur Flour. The glaze recipe can be found on their site as well. (here--scroll down; I used milk instead of cream & added a pinch of cinnamon) These scones are definitely going to be in our rotation a lot for the next few months.