Sausage & Cheese Scones


Servings: 16
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1⁄2 cups ground sausage, cooked
  • 1 1⁄2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 4 large egg whites
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into the bowl, mixing it up until it looks a little like meal.
  • Stir in the cheese and sausage.
  • Combine buttermilk and egg white together with a whisk.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients until just moist.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4-5 times with floured hands. Note: The dough will be sticky.
  • Pat dough into two 8-inch circles on prepared baking sheet (spray with cooking spray).
  • Cut dough into 8 wedges, cutting into but not all the way through the dough like a pie.
  • Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool.
  • Cut wedges all the way through and wrap individually.
  • Put in a ziplock bag and freeze.
  • To Reheat: take wedge out of wrapping and place in the microwave 30-50 seconds until warm.