Sausage and Kale Scones

These Sausage and Kale Scones, warm from the oven, are a delicious morning treat.

Sausage and Kale Scones
Yield: 18 scones • Preparation: 5 minutes • Bake: 12 to 16 minutes
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup cooked, crumbled hot pork sausage
  2. 1 cup chopped kale
  3. ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  4. ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  5. 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. ½ cup shortening
  9. 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  10. 1 large egg
  11. 1 recipe Nutmeg Butter (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, combine sausage, kale, cayenne pepper, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook over medium-high heat until kale has wilted. Let mixture cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, black pepper, and sausage mixture, whisking to combine.
  5. Using a pastry blender, cut shortening into flour mixture until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup cream and egg, whisking well. Gradually add cream mixture to flour mixture, stirring gently with a fork until all ingredients are combined and a soft dough forms.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ½-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch round, fluted cutter, cut as many scones as possible, rerolling scraps only once. Place scones 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  8. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat scones with remaining 3 tablespoons cream.
  9. Bake until bottom edges are light golden brown, 12 to 16 minutes. Serve immediately, or cool on wire racks. Serve with Nutmeg Butter, if desired.
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Nutmeg Butter
Yield: ½ cup • Freeze: 1 hour
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  2. 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  3. ½ teaspoon coarse salt
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine butter, nutmeg, and salt. Stir until well blended.
  2. Transfer butter to a piece of parchment paper. Shape into a 1-inch-diameter log. Freeze until firm, approximately 1 hour. Cut into ¼-inch-thick slices.
TeaTime Magazine https://www.teatimemagazine.com/
 From TeaTime November/December 2010

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