Cheddar Scones with Baked Ham
Unsifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
2 tablespoons Paprika
1/3 cup Butter -- cut in pieces
1 cup Cheddar cheese -- shredded
2 large Eggs
1/2 cup Plus 2 tbsp. heavy cream
Baked ham -- thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 425~F. Lightly grease large baking sheet; set aside. In large
bowl of electric mixer, mix flour with baking powder, paprika, 3/4 teaspoon salt
and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add butter; at low speed, beat until mixture resembles
coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
Beat eggs with 1/2 cup heavy cream until blended. At low speed, beat egg mixture
into flour mixture just until blended.
Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; shape into ball.
With floured rolling pin, roll to 1/2-inch thickness; cut out scones with 2 1/2
Reroll scraps and cut out. Place scones on prepared baking
sheet. Brush tops with remaining heavy cream; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake 15 minutes, or until golden. Split scones; fill with