Scottish potato scones

potato scones

As Saint Andrew’s day approached I started wondering why this date is not as world widely celebrated as Saint Patrick’s or Saint George’s days. I went to Pinterest for inspiration but there wasn’t much there. Wikipedia didn’t help me either. Then I remembered that my fellow blogger Candy, of Lovely Buns, had posted some lovely Tattie Scones with a traditional Scottish recipe. So it was decided.

And what a brilliant surprise! They are quite simple but taste soooooo good! I paired mine with some sour cream and it was amazing :D

SCOTTISH POTATO SCONES
(source: Lovely Buns)

INGREDIENTS
500g mashed potato
100g flour (or thereabouts)
knob of butter
salt to taste

METHOD
Peel potatoes, boil with salt until soft and drain. Add butter and mash until smooth. Gradually add flour, blending well after each addition, until you get a ball of dough – but don’t let it get too dry.
Roll the dough out to about 3mm thick, and cut into pieces – traditionally tattie scones are triangular, but squares or rounds are fine too. Brush a frying pan with a little butter and fry the tattie scones until brown on both sides. Remove from pan and eat immediately or allow to cool and then toast in the toaster until hot.

NOTE: I made a 30-ish centimetre circle and cut it into 8 triangles.

potato scones

18 responses to “Scottish potato scones

  1. Pingback: Scottish potato scones | homethoughtsfromabroad626·

  2. I love reading your blog because I always learn something. I didn’t know about St. Andrews Day, or potato scones, or tattie scones. Thanks so much for teaching me a little something!

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