Ham and Cheese Scones


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
Cooking spray


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.

Notes: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

CALORIES 217(30% from fat); FAT 7.2g (sat 4.1g,mono 1.6g,poly 0.4g); PROTEIN 10.4g; CHOLESTEROL 26mg; CALCIUM 235mg; SODIUM 519mg; FIBER 0.9g; IRON 1.8mg; CARBOHYDRATE 27.1g

Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Uploaded by: Kelly Fowler
Added on: 2006-10-19 11:00:09