A Southern Grace: a thrilling threesome

August 26, 2013

a thrilling threesome

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Uh...no. Not that kind of threesome. Get your minds out of the gutter.


If you're thinking to yourself that I seem to be on some sort of scone kick, you're right. They're a pretty versatile breakfast option, and it's easy to be creative with them and even easier to bring your ideas to fruition. I don't want to brag*, but I can bring a batch of scones together in under ten minutes**.

*Of course I do.
**I think I'll time myself next time and see just how quickly I can get 'er done.



The scones you see before you are my current favorites. They're a unique combination of sweet and savory, with thyme sneaking in there and disrupting everything you thought you knew about scones. I was skeptical about the apple-cheddar blend (I do not believe it's an acceptable duo for pies, but to each her own), but it works very well in this application. The nutmeg is a surprisingly enjoyable aspect as well.

Cheddar Apple Thyme Scones (CAT scones!)(not to be confused with cat scans)
Makes 12
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine the first six ingredients and cut in the butter until a coarse, crumbly mixture is formed.
Mix in the buttermilk, apple, and cheese using a fork until everything is moistened and then turn the batter out onto a floured surface.
Form the dough into two 6-inch wide disk about an inch in height.
Apply an egg wash and sprinkle with thyme, then cut each disk into 6 wedges.
Transfer the wedges to a baking sheet with about 2 inches between them and bake for 20-25 minutes.

22 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fabulous combination! Those scones must taste wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

Half Baked said...

Now that's my kinda three-some! Sounds like a fantastic combo!!!

Rosita Vargas said...

Un rico desayuno con scones super hermoso y delicioso,saludos y abrazos

Dianne @ Sweet Journey Home said...

What a delicious combination that must be...will have to try this one! I love apples and cheese together as an afternoon snack too...

Foodycat said...

That does sound really good! Would be lovely with a bowl of pumpkin soup.

Pam said...

I've never made a savory scone... this one looks flavorful and delicious. My kind of threesome! ;-)

Gloria Baker said...

Look really delicious Grace!!

Carolyn Jung said...

A little sweet. A little savory. Now, that's the perfect Sunday breakfast treat.

Katerina said...

I love nutmeg and the thyme I bet it gave them the perfect kick!

Joanne said...

I think my favorite types of scones are the sweet/savory variety. These toe both lines beautifully.

Angie Schneider said...

Your CAT scones look wonderful. I do love the combo of cheddar and apple...so autumn and lovely.

Blond Duck said...

I'll take a basket, please.

Guru Uru said...

The best flavour combination ever :D

Cheers
CCU

Shashi Charles said...

Cheddar, apple and thyme in a scone sounds simply fab!

WizzyTheStick said...

Wow there is so much going on in this scone. Like everything else you do it's a rule breaker:-)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Cat scans, cat scones and threesomes! And Cheddar, apple and thyme, girl you've got it all in one post! :P BTW my mind did go there for a split second but no longer!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

These sound really delicious! I like the apple and cheddar together and I bet they thyme makes it even better. I will have to remember these for apple picking season!

kumars kitchen said...

Grace,seriously you are an expert when it comes to make delicious,perfectly baked scones...nutmeg,apple and cheddar...we are in to this recipe for the weekend...loved these golden cheesy treats :-)

Mimi said...

Nothing like a fresh from the oven scone, love the flavor combination you put together.
Mimi

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Beautiful beautiful :) I am loving this combination of flavors!!

dessert girl said...

I love savory scones, especially with cheddar! Oh, let's face, really, I love all scones! :-) These sound great!

Laura said...

I LOVE this flavor combo! Pinning!