Who says scones have to be sweet? Serve this savory scone recipe with a green salad or bowl of soup for a light meal. They're also great to hand to kids as they run out the door in the morning!
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
How to Make It
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.
I had some Parmesan on hand and used that as well as adding chopped green onions. Delicious! So easy to prepare! Also subbed using Splenda for the small amount of sugar and was easy to use egg whites in carton. Made for breakfast one day and reheated remaining scones on low in microwave next day for dinner bread.
Great savory flavor - I recommend baking closer to 25 minutes for the best flaky outside. Loved the cheddar and ham flavor, but would decrease the red pepper or cut it out next time. Loved it with a bowl of split pea soup for dinner.
My favorite scone recipe so far. If you are looking for a savory scone which can be great on it's own for breakfast, then this is the way to go. I added some fresh thyme to the recipe to make it even more savory. This is a 'must make'.
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