Cheddar Scones

These light-textured little wedges of cheese bread are ideal for dunking into a steaming bowl of chili. They're also good for breakfast.

Yield:

6 scones

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Ingredients

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cheese.

Stir together egg and half-and-half. Gradually add to flour mixture, stirring with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 or 4 times. Gently roll into a ball.

Pat dough into a 7" circle on an ungreased baking sheet. Cut into 6 wedges, using a sharp knife. (Do not separate wedges.)

Bake at 400° for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven; brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Serve warm.

Note:

Margaret Agnew,

Christmas with Southern Living 2002

May 2002