Potato Scones (Scotland)

"This recipe comes from the 1983 cookbook Traditional British Cooking. This recipe assumes that the potatoes are already cooked and mashed."
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10 scones




  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and salt.
  • Put the mashed potatoes in a larger bowl.
  • Knead together enough flour and milk INTO the potatoes to make a stiff dough. The amount of flour will depend on the variety of potato used.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a very thin sheet.
  • Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter; prick each round with a fork.
  • Bake on a hot greased griddle 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Turn and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with a pat of butter.

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  1. Kumquat the Cats fr
    At first I was afraid this recipe might not turn out because the amounts of flour and milk were not specified. So, I added 1 cup milk and 1 cup flour. It was too wet and not very dough-like so I kept adding more flour, until I had added about 1 3/4 cup. That did the trick, it looked and felt like dough. I think key to this recipe is rolling it out thin. Ones that were too fat came out tasting floury. I liked the way these browned nicely in a non-stick pan sprayed with cooking spray. Did not stick to the pan at all. I made this with Sydney's recipe#374425. Instead of regular milk I used low-fat buttermilk, leftover from the other recipe. These take well to any sauce you might like to add, from mustard to salsa to hot sauce. Good warm or cold, I will be enjoying leftovers for lunch this week.
  2. bananabreadeater
    Tried these and they tasted like the potato cakes my mother would make. Loved them!
  3. foodtvfan
    Delicious and easy to make potato scones. I put about 2 cups mashed Russet potatoes in my Kitchen Aid mixer bowl with the dough hook attachment. Added flour/salt mixture and milk gradually until dough formed together around the hook to eliminate kneading by hand. I used a 2-1/2 inch scalloped edge cookie cutter to cut the scones for pretty presentation. Fried some leftover cold scones in a little bacon grease until crisp and served them with bacon and eggs and sliced tomatoes this morning. I think these scones would also be good served hot off the griddle with maple syrup, golden syrup, honey, or jam. Another yummy recipe to file in my favorite food.com recipe binder to make again real soon. Made for Please Review My Recipe.



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