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Easy Cheesy Veggie Ham and Onion Scones

Sorry for the cheesy title of ‘easy cheesy veggie ham and onions scones’!  I think the cooler weather and my slightly grumbly knee are sending me slightly more mad than usual.  OK, maybe not, maybe it’s just me being punny! *groan*

Anyway, there is something about being able to run up something handmade and delicious on any occasion that I love having a few easy recipes that I can rustle up with bits and bobs from the cupboard and fridge any time I need something tasty to share with friends.  They are so forgiving too that they look perfect when a bit rough and ‘rustic’ which also makes them great for someone looking to build confidence in the kitchen.

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There really is very little that goes into this recipe and you can always substitute some of the ingredients too – why not try just cheese and onion or pop in some herbs and chilli to spice it up a little bit.  You pretty much have rule over the flavours of these scones.

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Ingredients:

300 g plain flour

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

28 g golden caster sugar

110 g cold margarine (kept very cold!)

1 large egg, beaten

170 g plain yoghurt

2 tbsp soya milk

30 g grated cheddar

30 g veggie ham, diced

6 spring onions, finely chopped

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Method:

Preheat the oven to 200 C and line a baking sheet with baking paper

In a large bowl add the flour, pepper, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and mix well to combine

Cut the margarine into cubes while adding it to the dry mixture and rub the butter into the dry mixture with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs

In another bowl whisk together the egg, milk and yoghurt

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a fork to mix it through so everything is just moistened

Add in the cheese, ham and spring onions (leaving a little bit of cheese and onions for sprinkling later) and fold into the mixture gently with a wooden spoon.  Don’t worry that it doesn’t look like a nice smooth dough, it s meant to be sort of bitty and lumpy! It works out in the end, I promise!)

Pour the dough mixture onto the baking sheet and shape into a circle

Cut into 8 wedges and separate on the sheet so that they have room around them (don’t worry if they stick together a bit when cooking, they’ll still taste amazing and the rustic look is so cool!)

Scatter over the remaining cheese and onion (for decoration!)

Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden on the top

Remove from the oven and either eat warm or let cool for a bit – fresh from the oven is AMAZING!

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These are so tasty that you don’t really need anything to go with them.  They are crumbly, packed with flavour and every mouthful is a delight as it brings different measures of cheese, ham and onion.  You can also make them a bit smaller if you want to do them for a buffet or serve more people by patting the dough into a larger shape and cutting them smaller (don’t overwork the dough as it will get rid of the delicious crumbliness) pieces. Then bake for around 12-15 minutes until golden.  The smaller the scone, the less time they will need to bake, so keep an eye on them while they’re in the oven.

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These Easy Cheesy Veggie Ham and Onion Scones are a perfect way to rustle up something impressive when you have visitors over while leaving you enough time to chill out and get ready.

I personally love things that do look a bit rustic (could be my style I guess) as it really has that homemade feel about it – like you’ve put the effort in and made it with love.  Scone are fantastic for this look and a too perfect scone is just suspicious in my book!

Hopefully you get to enjoy some scones this season as well as the usual Christmas goodies.  I reckon these will be a firm favourite for your friends and family when they try them.

I love a bit of baking, don’t you?

With pastry fingers and with love,

Sarah sig

Are you a scone lover too?  Have you made savoury ones before?

Let me know in the comments below 😀

 

 

Easy Cheesy Veggie Ham and Onion Scones
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: Scone
Author: Sarah Irving | Sarah Irving
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Cook time:
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Serves: 8
For a nice and easy way to ease yourself into baking, give these impressive yet simple cheese, onion and ham scones a try. Perfect for when people come over and delicious as a snack or to accompany soup.
Ingredients
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 28 g golden caster sugar
  • 110 g cold margarine (kept very cold!)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 170 g plain yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp soya milk
  • 30 g grated cheddar
  • 30 g veggie ham, diced
  • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C and line a baking sheet with baking paper
  2. In a large bowl add the flour, pepper, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and mix well to combine
  3. Cut the margarine into cubes while adding it to the dry mixture and rub the butter into the dry mixture with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs
  4. In another bowl whisk together the egg, milk and yoghurt
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a fork to mix it through so everything is just moistened
  6. Add in the cheese, ham and spring onions (leaving a little bit of cheese and onions for sprinkling later) and fold into the mixture gently with a wooden spoon.  Don’t worry that it doesn’t look like a nice smooth dough, it s meant to be sort of bitty and lumpy! It works out in the end, I promise!)
  7. Pour the dough mixture onto the baking sheet and shape into a circle
  8. Cut into 8 wedges and separate on the sheet so that they have room around them
  9. Scatter over the remaining cheese and onion (for decoration!)
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden on the top
  11. Remove from the oven and either eat warm or let cool for a bit – fresh from the oven is AMAZING!

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