Ham and Cheese Scones

Ham and Cheese Scones

I don’t consider myself a scone snob but I was a bit wary about a weight watchers recipe relating to scones. I don’t know why, but when you take out all the stuff that makes a scone fattening you seem to take out a lot of the stuff that makes a scone a scone.

That being said, these weren’t too bad. They didn’t really raise much and they seemed a bit chewy in texture which was a bit odd. I don’t know that I will make them again, but maybe if I have a hankering for a baked good that is savory and lower in fat and calories. Enjoy!

Ham and Cheese Scones
Source: Weight Watchers Online

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole grain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
3/4 cups low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup cooked ham, finely chopped
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (possibly up to 4 tablespoons)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a metal baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine first two flours, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in cheese and ham.

In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg whites with a fork. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Place dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 6 times. Place dough on baking sheet and pat into an 8-inch circle; cut dough into 8 wedges. Bake until slightly browned, about 20 minutes. (Note: For a bit more flavor, add garlic seasoning to taste to the dough.)

Makes 8 scones

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