Monday, June 8, 2009

Potato Scone Recipe

Those of us who enjoy a potato scone usually just purchase them from any nearby shop...woe betide the corner shop who runs out of Morton's rolls or potato scones...sausages we can do without, bacon at a push but not the humble tattie scone.

Bought pre-cooked, we like to re-heat them in a frying pan and eat with our fried breakfast or Sunday Brunch with a sprinkling of salt or some good old tomato or brown sauce. Potato scones however are the simplest thing in the world to make and taste even better fresh. Most traditional Scottish recipes are made from cheap, local ingredients, particularly those that come immediately to hand from the cupboard. The Potato Scone...or tattie scone as we like to call it, was a way of using up left over mashed potato and this is the only time I make it too. I can't help eating one as I cook them but as is the tradition, I let them get cold and reheat them for everyone later.

Potato Scone

Half pound (225g) boiled and mashed potatoes (Maris Piper is what I always use)
2.5oz (65g) flour
3 tablespoons melted butter and a meagre tablespoon milk
Half teaspoon salt

Mash the potatoes while they are still warm and add the butter, milk and salt. Add in enough flour to make it a pliable dough but without making it too dry-this is very important. Add more butter if this happens but the type of potato will also affect this.

Turn out onto a floured surface and roll until about quarter of an inch thick. Cut into six inch circles and then into quarters. Prick all over with a fork and cook in a heavy pan which has been lightly greased. Cook each side for about three minutes or until golden brown. Try one with salt and sauce, say mmm and then let the rest get cold to re-heat later.

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home,
Nothing brings this back than the taste of a scone.

Just call me Rabbie Burns........!


Unknown Mami said...

Remind me not to read your blog when I'm hungry. I'm going to mail this post to my husband so he can make me some potato scones. Yum!

Unknown Mami said...

Oh and with goodies like this, I guess I'm just going to have to become one of your loyal "followers".

Cindy said...

Sounds good to me! Welcome to SITS!

Brandy said...

I've never had one of these...sounds like I might be missing out.

Welcome to SITS!

AndreaLeigh said...

yum! you should come by my blog on tuesdays and link up for my tuesdays at the table recipes.

just wanted to stop by and welcome you to SITS. It is a great way to network and make some new friends!

Mercedes said...

Yum.. I should definitely try that recipe.
Now I am hungry!
Welcome to SITS! I think you will love the friendly community.
Happy Blogging.

Sheryl said...

I haven't heard of these either, just might have to give them a try.

Wanted to stop by and Welcome you to SITS, it's a great place to make new friends.

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