100 grams of mozzarella or other cheese
100 grams of ham
500 grams of plain flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
5 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
100 grams of soft butter
2 big eggs (100 grams)
2 decilitres of water
1 deciliter of milk
1 egg for brushing
Grated cheese and fresh oregano
Making Ham & Cheese Scones
Ok, I must admit I have gone scone crazy, but hey they are so easy , so delicious and they remind me so of one of my favourite countries, IRELAND
Mix flour, salt, pepper and baking powder in a bowl. Add the soft butter and the eggs (both room temperature) and stir until it becomes a crumbly mass. Gather the dough together with water, milk, cheese and ham. I used both cooked ham and the rest of some smoked ham that I had in the fridge, but I imagine small cut ham, that you can get in the shop works well. Knead the dough for a few minutes, and add more flour if you need to. I added some until it became fast enough that it didn’t stick to the work surface. Place it in a bowl and let rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Turn the oven on to 200 degrees Celsius. Add flour to your work surface and your rolling-pin and roll out the dough until it is 2 centimetres thick. Make rounds using a small cake tin (5 centimetres in diameter) or as I did a small coffee mug. Add scones to a tray covered in baking paper and brush with a beaten egg. Add grated cheese and finely chopped oregano to the top. Bake them in the oven for 12-15 minutes until they are golden.
Tip: Grate for lunch or a Picnic on the beach. I would think they would taste wonderful with some cream cheese.