I read 77 different blogs.
It’s true, I just counted them on my reader.
One of the blogs that I have been reading for about 5 months now is Quirky Cupcake. I have no clue how I got to her blog, but I did.
Over time I saw that she was doing something called Tuesday’s With Dorie. I saw the best recipes. Sticky buns, decadent brownies, cheese cake, etc. and I just knew I had to do this.
For 5 long months on Tuesday’s I would wait in anticipation of what would come next, to see exactly what I was missing out on.
It only took me 3 months to figure out that they were actually making the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan ‘s book Baking: From My Home to Yours.
I finally got a steal on the book,(thank you Amazon dot com) and now…now I am a part of TWD.
Growing up I would hear people (mostly old people) say “I just had the best apple pie with a hunk of cheddar cheese”, and I would think “gag!”
You just don’t mix fruit and cheese together. Not apple pie with all that cinnamon and nutmeg and crumbly topping….with cheese?
Forgetaboutit! It is a total ruination of the apple pie, people!
So, when I joined TWD, I was so excited. Hoping against hope that the first recipe I would do would be something truly gooey….or maybe chocolaty, or even caramelly.
My first recipe with TWD was Apple Cheddar Scones.
Let me just say that these are fab! Totally fab, and instantly rearranged how I feel about apple and cheddar together.
How could I have been so wrong? Old people really know what they are talking about. (sorry old people, you were right, and I was so very, very wrong!)
The recipe called for dried apples, but I don’t like my fruit to be chewy, so I used fresh. I also used pastry flour instead of all purpose. We were warned that the dough was sticky to begin with. That should have shot warning bells off in my brain, but since the brain isn’t firing on all 8 cylinders anymore, no warning bells of danger happened. So my pastry flour didn’t give the scones the stability they needed, and they spread. Spread like a middle age belly.
It didn’t matter, because the taste of these are so wonderful. The cornmeal adds a delightful crunch, the apples are slightly sweet, and the cheese…well, I again have to say I was wrong.
(don’t faint dad)