Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ham & Cheese Scones

I love scones. Especially SWEET scones. But I got a wild hair to make some savory ones the other day and can I just say....WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE??? These were so good, guys! I was satisfied with these for dinner but of course IT Guy, my meat-eater, needed something a bit heftier so remember that when making these. But...they would go great with something like potato soup! Or a nice salad!! Great for snacks, too! Super good!

Ham & Cheese Scones
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter ~ cut into cubes
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup diced ham ~ small dice
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
Cut the butter in with a pastry blender until crumbly.
Place in the freezer for a few minutes.
Add the 1 cup of heavy cream, ham, green onions, cheese and pepper and stir until just moistened.
Turn the mixture onto the counter and gently press together. (Mixture will be very crumbly but keep working it until it comes together.)
Shape dough into a 7-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
Place wedges onto a lightly greased cookies sheet then brush with 2 tablespoons of the cream.
Bake for 13 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Let's bake!

Combine the flour, baking 
powder and salt.

Add the butter and cut in until crumbly.

Then add the ham, cheese, 
green onion, and pepper.

Turn out onto your counter and work 
the dough until it comes together.

Like this!

Cut into wedges. Brush with 
the 2 tablespoons of cream.

Bake until lightly browned. Totally delicious.


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