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Traditional Scottish recipe: Potato scones

This wonderful recipe is perfect for making an essential item in any Scottish breakfast, tattie (potato) scones.


Easy
2 - 4
15
Published: February 4, 2016
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1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender.

2. Drain the potatoes and mash them with the butter, salt, pepper and baking powder.

3. Mix in the flour to make a stiff dough. The exact amount of flour will depend on the type of potatoes used.

4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to around 5 to 6 mm thickness.

5. Cut into rounds, use a saucer or small tea plate as a guide.

6. Prick all over with a fork and score the dough to mark 4 equal wedges.

7. Cook in a heavy pan or griddle which has been very lightly greased.

8. Cook each side for about three minutes on a medium heat until the scones are golden brown.

Picture: hubpages.com

Picture: hubpages.com

See also:

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If you want to see this recipe and more like it, visit Peter Hogan's blog at www.hubpages.com

Ingredients

  • Half pound (225g) boiled and mashed potatoes, King Edwards if you can get them.
  • 2.5oz (65g) plain or all-purpose flour
  • 1oz (25g) Butter
  • Half teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Quarter Teaspoon of baking Powder
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