As I have mentioned before, scones are beloved in my house and get made often. This current recipe from Baking with Dorie included some of my husband’s favorite flavors honey, apple and orange. It also included spelt flour a kind of wheat flour that we used in another recipe recently. This is not a traditional scone recipe as there is no heavy cream, sour cream or buttermilk. This recipe includes a lot of moisture from the milk, honey, orange juice and the fresh apples. I am not used to using fresh fruit in scones I usually use dried fruit. I was worried about the scones being too wet so I put in the zest of one orange and not the juice. I put in about 3/4 of an apple as I thought mine rather large.
The reviews. I definitely could taste the spelt flour. Surprisingly I did not taste the orange. We did not taste much of the apple either, maybe mine was a dud. I did not glaze the scones as my husband does not like icing on scones, he prefers to use jam. Sadly these are not a new favorite in our house. To see what others thought head over to Tuesdays with Dorie.
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I am so sorry these weren’t a hit with your group…maybe the orange juice would have helped 🤷♀️…my group loved them. So funny right…same recipe, different results hahaha! Yours look pretty even if they weren’t loved! 😍
I could see the apple pieces in your perfectly baked scone. When I served this to a friend, she asked whether there is orange in it. I only used the zest and juice of a tangerine and it’s noticed. I was too busy noticing anything, but I like it.
Your scones look good, but like you, they weren’t a new favourite for me.
haven’t made these yet, and I’ll have have to swap the spelt for either farro or einkorn flour, so I hope they turn out ok