Friday, March 12, 2010

Ham and Cheese Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup finely chopped 33%-less-sodium ham (about 3 ounces)
3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
2 large egg whites
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese and ham. Combine buttermilk and egg whites, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 to 5 times with floured hands. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 8 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge). Pair with salad or soup for a light meal.

Cooking Light, SEPTEMBER 2002

Freezing this recipe:
Bag 1 - dry ingredients (with butter already cut into them)
Bag 2 - ham and cheese
Bag 3 - liquid ingredients

Preparation from Frozen:
Thaw.  Mix bag of dry ingredients with ham/cheese then add liquid ingredients and stir just until moist. Then proceed with recipe.


  1. Just made these tonight. They were delicious!

  2. Thanks, so I assume you didn't end up freezing them? I am hoping they turn out alright after being frozen first. I had to take my best guess for how to put the recipe together so it would come out well.

  3. No, it went right into the refrigerator because I knew I would need something for tonight and your meal didn't need defrosting.

    I think Dinners Ready separates out the flour mixes - you just keep it in the cabinet and don't freeze it. But that might be because it doesn't need to be frozen and they are trying to save space.

  4. I kept the flour mix in the freezer since it already had the butter cut into it

  5. We had these for dinner tonight and it was one of my favorites! Drew loved the bread. Thanks for making it!

    I took it out of the freezer and thawed it on the counter this morning and all was fine.