Many times I read recipes online, in magazines, in cookbooks and I say I am going to make them, yet I never do. I can’t tell you how many binders I have filled with clippings and copies of recipes. I’m trying to get out of that habit and if I see something that looks good and I have most of the ingredients – just make it!
I actually owe my version of this recipe to my twin sister Biz! She made what she called “scuffins” a cross between a muffin and a scone. You can see her version here.
I wanted just a savory component, and I had deli ham and Sargento sliced Cheddar cheese, so that’s what I went with. One thing my sister does when making things like this is to freeze the butter, so you can grate it and it gets evenly in the batter. It looks kind of cool too!
Here is my version of the recipe:
2 cups flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
5 tablespoons butter (frozen and grated using a cheese grater)
3/4 cup skim milk
1 egg white
1 slice Sargento Sharp Cheddar Cheese (only 80 calories!), cut into small pieces
2 ounces deli ham, chopped
*sprinkle of cheese on top of each one optional
In a mixer add all the ingredients and mix until combined, about a minute. This makes 12 scones. My sister measured out the dough at 2.1 ounces so that’s what I did. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 17-19 minutes. Delish! Each scone is approximately 165 calories.
Biggest Loser Spoiler Alert
What a tear jerker tonights episode was! I literally was crying watching first of all, the contestants coming home for the first time and their families seeing them. It’s always emotional when family members see how much weight they lost.
And ARTHUR!!! The challenge was to have the contestants run a 5k on a treadmill and whoever came in last would NOT get to choose what trainers they got. Arthur came in last and really wanted to be on Bob & Jillian’s black team, but when he came out in a red jersey, he was visibly upset and kept apologizing to Bob & Jillian that he tried hard, but came up short.
At the weigh in, Arthur had to lose 19 pounds in order to get immunity (that’s for 2 weeks of not weighing in). He lost 16. I think the red team should have sent the lightest person and let Arthur stay, but they kept their alliance and voted him off.
Since he started his weight loss journey he has lost 300 pounds!!! Go Arthur!!!
What did you think about tonights episode?
And, lastly if you leave a comment 3 lucky readers will get a free coupon to try Sargento Cheese (they also have a new Lower Sodium cheese too!). Then you can make these ham and cheese scones for yourself!