Delicious Walnut Scones

Delicious Walnut Scones

2 cups flour, sifted                                                      ¾ cup walnuts, chopped

1 tbsp. baking powder                                                1 egg, well beaten

½ tsp. salt                                                                    ½ cup skim milk

2 tbsp. sugar                                                               1 egg yolk

¼ cup butter

Preheat oven to 425°F.  Combine the first 4 ingredients and sift into a mixing bowl.  Cut in butter, then stir in ½ cup chopped walnuts.  Blend thoroughly.  Combine beaten egg with milk and stir into mixture. Scoop mixture onto a lightly floured board and knead for 30 seconds to form dough.  Roll the dough out to ¼-inch thickness.  Cut into diamond-shaped pieces and fold into triangles.  Beat egg yolk slightly.  Brush each scone with the beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with remaining chopped walnuts.  Bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Makes 18 servings (1 scone each).

Each serving provides 117 calories, 3 grams protein, 13 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fat, 101 milligrams sodium, 1 gram fiber.