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scone [skohn, skon]
noun
a small, light, biscuitlike quick bread made of oatmeal, wheat flour, barley meal, or the like.

by Susan Andrews

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

My inspiration Damn Delicious

We love savory scones. This is what happens when you have leftover diced ham.

Ingredients

     2 cups flour
     1 Tbsp sugar
     1 Tbsp baking powder
     1/2 tsp salt
     1/2 tsp garlic salt
     1/2 cup cold butter cut into chunks
     3/4-1 cup buttermilk
     1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese
     1/3 heaping cup of diced ham
     1 Tbsp dried chives or 2 Tbsp fresh
     1/2 tsp pepper

     For the tops, whipping cream & pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 425
Grease a baking sheet

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

Place all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. Add your butter chunks and cut the butter in using a pastry cutter. Once the butter is pea size

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

then add the rest of your ingredients.

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

Start w/ 3/4 cup of buttermilk. Stir to combine. It will be crumbly. Knead a few times until the dough comes together.

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

If it's too dry add a splash more buttermilk and continue kneading.

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

When the dough just comes together, press it into a circle about 6" round and 1-2" thick. Cut into 6-8 wedges, depending on the size scones your want.

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

Place on greased baking sheet.

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

Brush tops with cream and sprinkle with pepper.

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

Place in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until they reach your desired doneness. I prefer mine nicely browned.

Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

Remove from oven. Let cool slightly. Serve warm or room temp. I prefer serving my baked goods fresh from the oven or just an hour or so old.
Cover and store at room temp overnight. Heat slightly in the microwave to serve. If storing for a longer time they should be kept in the fridge.