Sweet potato scones

    20 min

    Next time you have any leftover sweet potato - try making these delicious savoury scones! The sweet potato gives them a lovely orange colour and makes them really moist. Simply serve buttered or with cheese.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, cubed
    • 200g mashed sweet potatoes
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Rub the butter into the flour, using your fingers, until it looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Mix in the mashed sweet potatoes, and enough of the milk to make a soft dough.
    3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and roll or pat out to 1/2 cm thickness. Cut into circles using a scone cutter or a drinking glass. Place scones 2.5cm apart onto a greased baking tray.
    4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.


    I sometimes add a little dark brown sugar and cinnamon to the leftover sweet potatoes - this adds a little spice to the scones.

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    I left out the sugar and replaced it with half a teaspoon of English mustard poweder. I added some grated cheese to the flour mixture before adding the potato. Very nice!  -  29 Oct 2011


    Used different ingredients. i didn,t add the sugar but added some finely chopped rosemary and bound together with an egg instead of the milk  -  24 Mar 2011


    Great recipe! I used 2 tablespoons of almond milk, dough was still a little wet to work with but the scones turned out great Easy and quick. Lovely just out oven with a little dairy free butter, yummy!  -  24 Aug 2015