While I should be making salads and other lighter fare with spring on the horizon, it still feels like winter around here. With temps hovering in the upper 30′s, comfort food is what we are all still craving in this house.
And I can’t think of anything more comforting than a hot melty scone and a piping bowl of soup. The perfect meal for a cold New England day. Even if the rest of the country is in defrost mode.
So, while the rest of you are enjoying the first blooms of spring, I’ll be adding logs to the fire. It may be March, but we have snow in the forecast tonight. Comfort food it is for a little while longer….
- 3 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 8 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp milk
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- ½ cup Canadian ham, diced (or any type of ham)
- ½ large onion, diced
- Preheat oven to 400º.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or the tines of a fork.
- Add milk and mix just until incorporated. Fold in cheese, ham and onion. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead gently for several minutes.
- Press dough into a 1½” thick circle and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400º for thirty minutes or until golden brown.