Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ham and Cheese Scones

These are really good. They taste like biscuits with ham and cheese on them. They'd be really good with some scrambled eggs.

They were very easy to make.

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 moist.

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)CALORIES 217 (30% from fat); FAT 7.2g (sat
4.1g,mono 1.6g,poly 0.4g); PROTEIN 10.4g; CHOLESTEROL 26mg; CALCIUM 235mg; SODIUM 519mg; FIBER 0.9g; IRON 1.8mg; CARBOHYDRATE 27.1g

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