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Delicious Scones from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Scones aren’t just for tea anymore. Like the humble all-American biscuit, they offer a satisfying addition to almost any meal. These light, flaky crumb and tender texture scones complement any dish. Scones have gone from the classic teatime essential to a trendy and sophisticated anytime snack. These are hands down the most tender and delicious scones I have ever eaten. (The scone dough must be frozen for up to 12 hours before use). For tender, flaky scones refer to these guidelines: 1. Do not over mix. If you work the dough too much, your scones will be tough and chewy. 2. Roll or pat the dough so that it is at least one-half inch thick. Thicker dough results in a better shape and lighter texture. 3. Watch the clock when baking. Like most baked goods, scones continue to bake as they cool.
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- 1Cut two 10-inch circles of parchment or waxed paper; Use one to line a 10-inch round cake pan; Reserve the second piece.
- 2Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together into a mixing bowl; Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; Add one cup of medium-dice ham, one-half cup of medium dice Cheddar cheese, and one-half cup of sliced scallions to the dry ingredients just before blending in the cream.
- 3Add the cream to the flour mixture and stir by hand just until the batter is evenly moistened.
- 4Place the dough into the lined cake pan and press into an even layer; Cover the dough with the second parchment paper circle; Freeze the dough until very firm, at least 12 hours.
- 5Preheat the oven to 350˚F; Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it lightly with cooking spray or lining with parchment paper.
- 6Thaw the dough for 5 minutes at room temperature; turn it out of the cake pan onto a cutting board; Cut the dough into 10 equal wedges and place them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- 7Bake the scones until golden brown, 30-40 minutes; Cool them on the baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer to cooling racks; Serve the scones warm or at room temperature; Serve baked scones the same day they are made or freeze for up to 4 weeks.
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Nutritional Facts for Ham and Cheddar Cream Scones
Serving Size: 1 (122 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 385.7
- Calories from Fat 185
- Total Fat 20.6 g
- Saturated Fat 12.4 g
- Cholesterol 78.4 mg
- Sodium 601.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 41.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
- Sugars 10.2 g
- Protein 9.4 g