Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to evenly combine everything. An unmixed bowl of dry ingredients will lead to uneven scones when baked as the ingredients wont be properly distributed.
Add cold butter to the flour mixture and using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. You may use your hands if needed but be careful to not completely mix the butter in.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in buttermilk, cheese, ham and chives until a soft dough forms.
Working on a silicone mat or parchment paper on a cookie sheet or pizza stone, knead the dough only a couple of times until it comes together.
Using a rolling pill, roll the dough into an 8″ circle, about 1-inch thick, and cut into 8 wedges using a pizza wheel or knife.
Place into oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until firm to the touch and lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and brush with a little melted butter and sprinkle with chives.
Serve immediately. See note for storage and freezing instructions.
We prefer to take our butter out, cut into cubes, and place back in the fridge while we prepare the other ingredients in order to keep it cold. To store, place the scones in a tupper ware or zip top bag and store in the fridge until you eat them again, up to 1 week. To freeze the dough, separate the wedges and freeze on a cookie sheet. Place the frozen dough in a zip top bag and store in the freezer, up to two months. When you bake them, take them straight from freezer to oven but allow an additional 2-4 minutes for baking. To freeze the baked scones, allow to cool completely and place in zip top bags, pressing out any remaining air and seal. Store in the freezer up to 2 months.
Easy Ham and Cheese Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 351Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
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