Savory Ham and Cheese Scones

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ c. (1 stick) butter, cut into cubes
  • ¾ c. buttermilk
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ c. diced ham
  • 2 T. chopped fresh chives
  • 2 T. heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and garlic powder. Add the cold butter and, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients, work it until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in the buttermilk, cheese, ham, and chives until a soft dough forms.

Working on a lightly-floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Form the dough into a rectangle roughly 18" long, 9" wide, and 1" thick. Cut the dough into 8 square or rectangular pieces.

Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops of the scones with the heavy cream and bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until firm to the touch and lightly browned.

  • Yields: 8 scones
  • Preparation Time:30 minutes
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