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Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones

Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones

Having a roast ham for dinner usually means tasty leftovers.  There are so many dishes you can make — ham sandwiches, split pea soup, strata… but I love to make  Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones. These scones are buttery, savoury, and a well-deserved (once in a while) treat.

To make sure I only have a taste (and not eat all 8!), I’ll make a batch and share them with friends and neighbours.  If you have any of these Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones leftover, slice them in half and make a fried egg, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.


Here’s a couple things to remember when making these scones…

  1. Measure your flour using the “spoon and sweep method”. This will ensure your scones are moist.
  2. Finely chop the green onion so the flavour spreads evenly throughout the scones.
  3. Pick a sharp-tasting old cheddar to give these scones big flavour.
  4. Have all of your ingredients ready before you start the recipe, that way the butter will stay cold and melt in the oven, creating a flaky pastry.

Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones

Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones


2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup cold butter, cut into cubes
½ cup old Cheddar cheese
½ cup chopped ham
¼ cup minced green onion (about 2)
¾ cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt for 30 seconds in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or fork, quickly cut in butter until mixture resembles course meal, with few slightly larger butter lumps. Stir in cheese, ham, and green onion.
  3. Slowly add the milk and stir together with a fork until dough begins to form.
  4. Transfer dough and all dry, floury bits to countertop and knead dough by hand just until it comes together into a rough, slightly sticky ball, 5 to 10 seconds.
  5. Form dough into a rectangle, about 1 inch thick and cut into 8 pieces.
  6. Place scones on baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 10 to 15 minutes.

One comment

  1. Oh my goodness, these sound really good, a perfect weekend treat! And I love the idea to turn them into a breakfast sandwich. : )