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.