Scones is always the best way to go. You should give this recipe a try.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- pinch of pepper
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces cooked ham, diced
- 3 scallions, thinly slice
Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt and pepper. Add the butter and rub the mixture between your hands or cut it in with a pastry cutter until the texture resembles course breadcrumbs. This can also be achieved by pulsing the dry ingredients with the butter in a food processor. Add the buttermilk, cheese, ham and scallions and stir to mix well. The dough will be fairly sticky. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough several times with floured hands.
Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and pat it into a circle 1/2 inch thick and about 9 inches in diameter. Score into wedges with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Serve the scones warm or at room temperature.