Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
My husband loves this for breakfast in the morning, heated up in the microwave from the freezer. They are wonderful right out of the oven too!
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
- 1 1⁄2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 1⁄2 cups ground sausage, cooked
- 1 1⁄2 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 4 large egg whites
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into the bowl, mixing it up until it looks a little like meal.
- Stir in the cheese and sausage.
- Combine buttermilk and egg white together with a whisk.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients until just moist.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4-5 times with floured hands. Note: The dough will be sticky.
- Pat dough into two 8-inch circles on prepared baking sheet (spray with cooking spray).
- Cut dough into 8 wedges, cutting into but not all the way through the dough like a pie.
- Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cut wedges all the way through and wrap individually.
- Put in a ziplock bag and freeze.
- To Reheat: take wedge out of wrapping and place in the microwave 30-50 seconds until warm.
These scones were wonderful! Made a half recipe last night for breakfast this morning. Kept 2 out and put the rest in the freezer. Very tasty, soft scones. I wasn't too sure, b/c the dough was not really kneadable--was very, very sticky and most ended up on my hands! But I didn't add more flour and they turned out well! Thanks for posting! Will likely make again!
These were made for breakfast this morning with the remainder now in the freezer to be enjoyed at a later date. I took one reviewers suggestion and added in a dried herb mixture. I used a pound of low-fat sausage and reduced the butter to 4 tablespoons due to the large amount of cheese being added. No fat plain yogurt was thinned and used for the buttermilk. The scones were great and the timing was perfect.
These are really good. Great to grab from the freezer for a breakfast-on-the-run. I think this recipe is very versatile, and plan to experiment with adding different things to it.