Wednesday, April 6, 2016

HAM & CHEESE SCONES


~ A Beautiful Bite

3 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
8 T. butter, at room temperature
1 c. & 1 T. milk
1 c. cheddar, shredded
1/2 c. Canadian or any other type of ham, diced
1/2 large onion, diced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or fork tines. Add milk and stir until flour mixture is just moistened. Fold in cheese, ham, and onion.

Turn dough onto floured surface and knead gently for several minutes. Press dough into 1 1/2-inch circle and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes: I use a cold stick of butter than I've cut into a few chunks, Zaycon's applewood smoked ham, and knead the dough in the mixing bowl. If I don't cut and separate the scones before baking, then it takes longer than 30 minutes for the center to not be doughy. 

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