I decided to make these little delights due to the simple fact you can’t get them in Doha and boy am I glad I did, they are better than shop bought ones (if I do say so myself). For those of you who do not know what Potato Scones are; they are like a griddle flat bread made from potatoes, cut in to triangles. These are a definite must to try, they are so simple and everybody has the ingredients in their kitchen, so there is no excuse get baking!!!
MAKES: 24 triangles
- 500g floury potatoes, unpeeled
- 50g butter
- 125g plain flour, extra for dusting
1. Put the potatoes in a pan, cover with water, salt the water and bring to the boil. Simmer until cooked through. Drain well and return to the hot pan for a minute to dry. Peel off the skins as soon as the potatoes are cool enough to handle.
2. Add 40g of the butter and mash, then stir in the flour and season to taste. Be careful not to add too much butter as this can make the dough too soft and hard to handle and work with.
3.Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 5mm thick, then cut around a side plate to shape. Dust lightly with flour, prick all over with a fork and cut into four triangles.
4. Heat the remaining butter in a griddle or a large heavy based frying pan over a medium to high heat and then fry until golden on both sides. The original recipe said to fry them whole however as you can see from the picture below that didn’t go well 🙂 .
5. Serve these little delights immediately if like me you can’t wait to scoff them all or if you have a little bit more restraint than me, cool in a tea towel for later. Potato scones are best eaten toasted with butter or with a fried egg roll. Happy Baking!!! 🙂
Recipe taken from: www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/jan/08/how-to-cook-perfect-tattie-scones