Parmesan Prosciutto Scones

These parmesan prosciutto scones are packed full shredded parmesan, prosciutto, chives and lots of delicious butter. They are perfect for Christmas morning!

Today you’re going to learn all about my weird sleeping habits. I know, this is the type of post you dream of reading. It’s cool – I love learning about people too. Now here is the thing about the way I sleep. I hate sharing. I don’t want to share a blanket with my husband. I want my own blanket that no one can steal or pull off of me while I sleep. So instead I have my own method.

I have a huge king size blanket (this blanket is the best!) that I wrap myself into (imagine a large burrito) so there is no opportunity for any cold air to enter my blanket. Then I position myself into complete comfort and go to sleep. Because I refuse to share my husband pretty much does the same thing. I’m telling you, the key to a happy marriage is separate blankets on the bed. You’re always comfortable and never have to worry about anyone stealing your blankets. It’s a win-win.

You know what else is a win win? Scones. Especially when those scones are savory. Don’t get me wrong I love a sweet scone but they don’t keep me full for long. This savory scone is packed full of Parmesan and lots of prosciutto. It was like eating an awesome Italian sandwich in scone form. Oh and I didn’t stop there – NOPE! I then went and slathered those delicious scones in Challenge Butter. Here is the thing about good butter, it actually makes a difference! Challenge butter is 100% real cream butter, it’s made from hormone-free milk and includes no additives. That means you get a fresh delicious butter flavor in every single bite. Plus they control the process of making their butter starting at the farms and ending with the packaging. Quality ingredients are worth it!

Now, if you have never made scones before you should know they are super easy (seriously go make them right now. I’ll wait.) and full of delicious butter flavor. And while I love mine with butter (obvi) it’s also great slathered in creme fraiche.

Another thing I want to tell you all about is this great program from Challenge Dairy called “Pin a recipe, Feed a child” Simply put every time you pin a recipe from this pinterest board Challenge Dairy will donate a meal to UNICEF for a child in need. There are children that go every day never knowing where their next meal will come from. This simple gesture will help a child in need so go ahead and get your pin on!

Another great thing about these Parmesan prosciutto scones is their flexibility. If it’s hard for you to find prosciutto in your area simple substitute with any other thick sliced ham. Although personally I think prosciutto is the way to go. Even if you have to search every store to find it, it’s definitely worth it.

Parmesan Prosciutto Scones

These parmesan prosciutto scones are packed full shredded parmesan, prosciutto, chives and lots of delicious butter. They are perfect for Christmas morning!

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Challenge Dairy unsalted cold butter, cut into cubes (more for slathering)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, more for topping
  • 1 cup chopped prosciutto (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup diced chives
  • 3/4 cup - 1 cup heavy cream, more for topping

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder and sugar. Whisk to combine.

Add cold butter to the flour mixture and using a pastry blender mix into the flour until the flour is crumbly with little pieces of butter still present in the dough.

Stir in Parmesan cheese, prosciutto and chives.

Add in 3/4 cup heavy cream and stir to combine. If the mixture doesn't fully come together add in a bit more cream until the dough fully comes together and is a bit sticky.

Flour a large cutting board or your counter and turn out dough. Flour your hands and form the dough into a 6 inch disk and about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 pieces and place onto prepared baking sheet.

Brush the tops of the scones with additional heavy cream.

Place into the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. After 15 minutes remove from the oven, top with a small handful of shredded Parmesan cheese and add back to the oven. Continue baking until completely baked.

Serve warm with lots of delicious butter.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Challenge Dairy. As always all opinions are 100% my own.