Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sausage and Cheese Scones

Here is another recipe variation from Cooking Light - Comfort Food cookbook.  Of my many, many cookbooks, this has become one of my favorites, and I like to read it often.

The original recipe calls this the Ham and Cheese Scone, but being raised a southern boy I have to opt for the sausage.  Now eating a much healthier lifestyle, that sausage must be some Jimmy Dean turkey sausage too! 

I was a little apprehensive in making these.  Bread recipes have not always turned out very well for me in the past. ( I am getting much better at it thought).  So I had to call in my favorite bread expert - Katlyn, my baby boy's girlfriend.  Yes, we love her bunches and she was home from college this weekend when I made them.  They passed the Katlyn test on the bread-o-meter, so I was ok!  They were good - a great way to start the day!

9oz. all purpose flour - about 2 cups
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. Splenda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
3 Tbsp. chilled butter cut into small pieces
3/4 cup shredded cheese ( I use reduced fat extra sharp cheddar)
3/4 cup reduced fat butter milk
3 Jimmy Dean sausage patties (thawed and chopped into cubes)
2 large egg whites

How to:
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and Splenda and blend.  Add chilled and using a pastry knife or two knives, or as I do - my hands, mix the butter with the flour mixture until it is all blended in.

Stir in cheese and sausage

Combine buttermilk and egg whites in a measuring cup.  Whisk to blend well. 
Add to flour mixture and stir until just moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead 4-5 times with floured hands, then pat dough out to about an 8 inch round on a greased baking sheet or stone.  With a floured knife cut the scone into 8 sections, but take care not to cut all the way through the dough.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Finish cutting through the slices, and serve warm!  Each slice checks in around 217 calories.



Anita at Hungry Couple said...

These look fantastic! Give me a basket of these and a bowl of soup and I'm all set :)

Susan Lindquist said...

These scones look wonderful ... now be truthful. Did they really taste as rich and luscious as the full fat version? I'm currently doing Weight Watchers and a recipe like this is such a temptation!

kale @ tastes good to me! said...

I love savory scones, and this recipe looks finger-licking good! Cheese and sausage... yummm!

Richard said...

You will never miss it!

Christy said...

Now these are scones my husband will eat! I can't wait to give these a try!!!


shannon said...

sausage and cheese scones! what a fabulous idea! and i love subbing sausage for ham...i bet that adds a ton of flavor. i'm totally making these.

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

This looks like a perfect breakfast for my Hubby! He loves sausage for breakfast :) Thank you for sharing this one, Richard! I awarded you the 7x7 Link Award over on my blog. Hope you will accept it! Have a great day!

Abby said...

I LOVE this!!! Beats an egg McMuffin any day.

Leanne @ Around the Table said...

I could eat these every day!yum!

Alex Staff said...

Hmm, it's been a while since I've had some scones, and your recipe looks very tempting. I'd definitely give your recipe a try next week, when my nephews come for a visit on Wednesday. I'm sure they will be delightfully surprised.