Passion for Pork

Ham and Cheese Scones

Cassandra Anderton - Saturday, July 9, 2016

What’s for brunch? Cook up some Ham and Cheese Scones!

I’m a big fan of breakfast and given my Scottish/English heritage, scones have always featured large in my baking repertoire. They’re probably one of the first things I made and I’m constantly reworking recipes to add in something different and perfect that buttery crumb.

Ham and Cheese Scones

When you’ve got some leftover ham, or even if not, go buy some local ham especially for this as these scones are so very good. We bake them as one big scone and then carve them up for serving. Serve with some more butter for even more decadence, or cut the scones in half and stuff them with some greens and even more ham and cheese!

Canadian ham, cheddar cheese and onions baked into a hearty scone. The perfect sidekick to your favorite salad or soup.

3 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup BC or Alberta Ham in small cubes
½ large onion, diced
Handful of chopped parsley (about 1/2 cup)

  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. In a food processor pulse the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add butter and pulse about 10 times until small crumbs are formed. Dump into a large bowl.
  3. Add milk and mix just until incorporated. Fold in cheese, ham, onion and parsley get your hands in there and knead the dough for a couple minutes to combine all
  4. Press dough into a 1½” thick circle and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400º for 35 minutes or until golden brown.