Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
McFlay McScones
Total:
2 hr
Active:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr
Active:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Roasted Tomatoes:
Ham and Cheese Scones:
Assembly:

Directions

Special equipment: a 3-inch biscuit cutter

For the roasted tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spread the tomatoes out on the prepared baking sheet. Smash the garlic cloves with your knife blade; mince, sprinkle with some salt, and then smear to a paste using flat side of the knife. Whisk together the oil, herbs and garlic; drizzle over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the tomatoes until soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Set aside.

For the scones: Adjust the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. In a second bowl, whisk together the 3 eggs, cream and hot sauce until combined.

Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Add the wet ingredients and the cheese and ham to the dry ingredients; mix until a dough just comes together--the dough should be wet.

Transfer the dough to a generously floured work surface and pat out to a 1-inch thickness. Cut into rounds using a 3-inch biscuit cutter; transfer the rounds to the prepared baking sheet, spaced a few inches apart. Re-roll the scraps and cut more scones. Beat the remaining 1 egg with a touch of heavy cream; brush the scones with the egg wash.

Bake the scones until golden brown on top and bottom, about 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely.

To assemble the McScones: Slice the scones in half horizontally. Put 2 or 3 roasted tomato slices on the bottom halves.

Heat the butter and oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Fry the eggs, in batches if needed, until the whites are set and the yolks still runny, about 2 to 3 minutes; season with a little salt and pepper just before done. Using the biscuit cutter, cut the eggs around the yolks to make rounds that fit the scones.

Set the eggs on the scones, atop the tomato slices; add a bit of watercress, and finish up with the top half of each scone. Serve immediately.

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