Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Hammy Cheezy Scones

Yum yum yum! My friend brought these over when I got back from the hospital with the little one. I used some butter to substitute some of the cream since I didn't have enough around. I also used chives since I have a ton of that in my garden. I'm sure you can substitue with your favorite cheese as well as your favorite proscuitto or bacon. Great for brunch entertaining. Its the perfect balance of salty and sweet. I sent Sam to school with 2 wedges for lunch. He loves it. Definitely best out of the oven though.

3 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 T. baking powder
2 t. salt
1 c. med. diced ham
1/2 c. diced cheddar cheese
1/2 c. chopped scallion
2 c. heavy cream

Mix dry ingredients. Toss in ham, cheese and scallions. Make a well and pour in cream. Mix until combined.
Cut parchment into 2 round to cover bottom and top of 8-10 in pan. Put parchment round in bottom. Spread scone mixture evenly into pan. Place another parchment round on top. Freeze for at least 2 hrs.
Preheat at 350. cut dough into 8-10 wedges. Space 2 in apart. Bake 30-40 min until edges are golden brown. Cool for a couple min. Best when warm.