Monday, December 04, 2006

Ham and Cheese Scones

Ever since I had the savory scone at Panera's, I have been looking for a similar but healthier recipe. And since I have some honey baked ham in the fridge, I decided to try a recipe from the web. Found this Weight Watcher's version on the web and adapted it. Made it today. It's not bad, and H loves it!
1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1/2 cup plus 1 tbs King Arthur's white wheat flour
1 tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled,cut into pieces
3/4 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese (can use regular cheese)
1 cup cooked ham,cubed
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 organic brown egg
1/4 cup flour
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat a metal baking sheet with cooking oil and set aside.
Combine first 2 Flours, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl.
Cut in margarine with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in cheese and ham.
In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg whites with a fork.
Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Place dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 6 times.
Place dough on baking sheet and pat into 8-inch circle; cut dough into 8 wedges; Separate a little.
Bake until slightly browned; about 20 minutes.


Anonymous said...

I added red pepper flakes and used 2 egg whites. It came out superb! Thanks! san.y

Little Corner of Mine said...

So pretty & yummy, looks like a flower!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

You're welcome! I omitted red pepper flakes because of the kids, but I like your egg white version!