Served fresh from the oven while still slightly warm, scones are a traditional favourite, whether for tea-time, lunch or a quick snack. Here, mashed potato is added to the mixture, which makes these savoury scones wonderfully moist and improves their keeping qualities. It’s a great way of using up leftover potato.
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Instead of oatmeal, dust the scones with a mixture of 2 tsp plain flour and a pinch of paprika before baking. * For potato and feta scones, instead of butter stir 75 g (2½ oz) feta cheese, finely crumbled, and 2 tbsp snipped fresh chives into the dry ingredients. * Make spiced sweet potato scones, using mashed sweet potato instead of ordinary potato. Replace the mustard powder with freshly grated nutmeg or ground cardamom. These scones will be sweeter than those in the main recipe.
Potatoes are surprisingly high in vitamin C, and eaten regularly they can make a significant contribution of this essential nutrient to the diet. In addition to its antioxidant properties that play an important role in the prevention of cancer and heart disease, vitamin C may help to reduce the severity of the common cold. Potatoes are also an excellent source of starchy carbohydrate, provide fibre and potassium, and are low in fat.
I thought this was very delicious. It was a teeny bit salty, but with decreasing the amount of salt, I would love to make it again. - 29 Mar 2012
this was a nice change, however it was a bit on the salty side. - 23 Mar 2012
very easy and delicious. will be making it again - 13 Mar 2011