Monday, February 21, 2011

TWD Toasted Almond Scones


This scone is a 'triple-whammy' almond delight. Start with toasted almonds, give them a ride in the food processor, add pure almond extract and top them with sliced almonds. You get almond goodness in every bite.
I took the advice of other bakers and increased the sugar and almond extract. I brushed the tops with cream and sprinkled sparkling sugar on top. I cooked the scones just 18 minutes, I couldn't wait so I ate one hot, delicious. They were even better an hour later!
The best part of this recipe is that I have 8 unbaked scones in the freezer. One can have something divine even on a busy morning. Our host this week is Mike, check his blog for all the details.


14 comments:

jill said...

Yummy!! You weren't kidding...those look SUPER tasty!!

Beautiful photos mamma!

Meaghan Luby said...

YUM! scones are great and these look even more appealing then the norm! thanks for sharing!
-meg
@ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com

mike509 said...

Beautiful! And the best part is they bake up so nicely frozen (trust me). I added sugar and cream too - such a great combination for baked goods. Thanks so much for baking along with me this week!!!

Cakelaw said...

A triple whammy delight is right - great job. (I am envious that you have 8 left for later ...)

Flourchild said...

It's nice that these freeze well. Im glad you enjoyed the recipe too! They look perfect!

Valerie said...

Your scones look delicious! Great idea to brush them with cream and sprinkle with sugar!

Mary said...

'even better an hour later'?! I had no idea, as mine didn't last and now they're all gone! I know I'll be making more soon. Yours look fantastic.
:)

jillbert said...

I have two in the freezer and I'm looking forward to more fresh scones. Yours look wonderful!

Lauryn said...

gorgeous photo! Your scones look delicious!

margot said...

Your scones look great, very elegant presentation. I wish I had frozen some, fresh scones are the best!

Jeannette said...

freezing these is perfect for a busy morning. a few mins in the oven while you get ready... i really need to remember this!

Jessica said...

I just love having freezer treats waiting for me! Your scones look delicious with the sugar sprinkle on top.

Jacque said...

It's nice to have a recipe that transitions so nicely between freezer and oven. Your scones look fantastic. I wish I would have sprinkled the top with sugar too.

Kayte said...

What a pretty display of your scones...not to mention how great the scones themselves look. We liked these a lot...definitely a repeat.