Friday, February 18, 2011

TWD: Toasted Almond Scones

Ok, so my 9..almost 10 yr. old boy got an iPod Touch for an early birthday present. I made a rule that he can't download any app or game without asking me first. So now...every 15 minutes he's bugging me about a game or an app that farts at time-set intervals....or a DNA app that tells him he's only 30% related to himself. Don't get me wrong...I have a few games on my iPhone...Angry Birds just MIGHT be one of them...but I might just be re-thinking the rule I made when he got the thing. between the asking and the farting...I made these scones. Triple the almonds with almond flour, almond extract and well...just almonds. These were a big hit with the younger boy. He doesn't have a huge sweet tooth like the older one and I do. These are perfect for him when he rolls out of bed 15 minutes before he's supposed to be at school. Grab and go...that's what it's all about around here.

Let me just tell you what I did. I toasted some slivered almonds to be used in the dough. I ALSO toasted some almond meal I had lurking in the freezer. I thought the toasting might bring out the flavor a little. Pretty sure it worked. I also upped the almond extract to a little more than 1/4 tsp. Sprinkle the tops with some turbinado sugar and you're good to go!

Ok...just a short post as I'm off to LAS VEGAS for a couple of days for the WPPI trade show. I am also going to meet KARI from RETRO BAKERY! I really can't wait. :) (You might remember how excited I got when my friend Michele brought me back some Retro cupcakes last year here.)

Thanks Mike who is over at LivingOutWest. He has the recipe posted on his page. Or better yet, go buy the book!

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Thanks for stopping by.


cindy said...

Aren't boys fun!

mike509 said...

What a fun post - I hope you have a blast in Vegas! There must be Apps for that too! :) Thanks so much for baking along with me - they look "almond-licious!"

Flourchild said...

Your scones look perfect! Im glad you loved them..!!
Have fun in Vegas!

Tia said...

oh, yours baked so nice and evenly brown! great job. Buttercreambarbie

Jeannette said...

my husband got a fart app... i guess there isn't really much of a difference between a 10 yr old boy and a 30 year old 'man' ;) glad the scones were the perfect grab and go treat for your fam!