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CHEDDAR BAKED HAM SCONES

Scone Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons Paprika
  • 1/3 cup Butter -- cut in pieces
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese -- shredded
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Plus 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • Baked ham -- thinly sliced

Scone Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425° F. Lightly grease large baking sheet; set aside. In large bowl of electric mixer, mix flour with baking powder, paprika, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add butter; at low speed, beat until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Beat eggs with 1/2 cup heavy cream until blended. At low speed, beat egg mixture into flour mixture just until blended Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; shape into ball. With floured rolling pin, roll to 1/2-inch thickness; cut out scones with 2 1/2 inch cutter. Roll scraps and cut out. Place scones on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining heavy cream; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden. Split scones; fill with ham. Makes 12.

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