September 1, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens Savory Double-Walnut Scones

Every couple of weeks I go into a baking frenzy. I have been doing it as far back as I can remember and it normally co-insides with a period of stress in my life. Whatever, the cause, the effect is that I go into the kitchen and bake multiple baked goods. It's probably a good thing that I was blessed with my dad's fast metabolism and my inability to sit still for long period of time, because these baking fits would otherwise cause many unwanted pounds. Recently, I was having one of my baking weeks and stumbled upon a recipe for Savory Double-Walnut Scones in the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, which looked like a delicious savory take on a traditional scone recipe.

This recipe has 12 recipes and takes approximately 40 minutes to prepare and bake. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store and was pleased that the price of Gruyere cheese has become quite reasonable (the price for the amount of Gruyere needed for this recipe was less than 5 dollars). I used fresh thyme, instead of dried because I prefer the taste. Plus the price for fresh herbs has been low this summer. I'm still working on getting myself to start an herb garden. I really should since I make almost everything from scratch, but I'm still working out the logistics of herbs with 2 dogs, 3 cats and no yard. I chose not to put additional walnuts, Gruyere and thyme on top of the scones. Since I'm cooking for two small children, I figured they would be more likely to try the scones without green 'bits' on top. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I found the dough to be a little sticky when trying to cut out the scones, but the final taste was delicious. Don't be tempted to add additional flour, it will make the proportions off on the scones. My two boys really enjoyed these scones. They ate two as soon as they came out of the oven and went back multiple times for more. I liked that these scones offer an alternative from always making sweet berries scones, which while delicious are low on protein and nutrition. These savory scones would make a perfect breakfast, or as I served them, an accompaniment to a main dish.

For the recipe go to Better Homes and Gardens Savory Double-Walnut Scones.
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