Since my teens love potatoes ... french fries, cheesy fries, baked potato skins, mashed potatoes, Shepherd's Pie etc. etc. I thought that they might like these savoury potato scones too. So I bookmarked this from the cookbook and made for our weekend tea treat.
I almost fell off my chair when my girl asked "pan-fried scallops for tea-break ? ... wow expensive snacks!"
"No, these are potato scones!!! ... LOL!
I was quite amused when my boy said it tasted like "thick doughy" roti prata ... maybe taste good if dip with some curry sauce ... ha ! ha >○<.
|CHIVE & POTATO SCONES
(adapted from cookbook Cakes and Bakes 500 by Martha Day)
115g plain all purpose flour, sifted
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon chopped chives
Salt and group black pepper
Low-fat spread for topping
1) Wash the potatoes and peel the skin. Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water for 20mins, then drain thoroughly. Return the potatoes to the clean pan and mash them.
2) Preheat a griddle or heavy frying pan over low heat. Tip the hot mashed potatoes into a bowl. Add the flour, olive oil and chopped chives, with little salt and ground black pepper. Mix into a dough.
3) Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface to a thickness of 5mm. Stamp out rounds with a 5cm scone (cookie) cutter, re-rolling and cut the trimmings, or cut into squares with a sharp floured knife.
4) Cook the scones, in batches, on the hot griddle or frying pan for about 10 mins, or until they are golden brown. Keep the heat low and turn the scones once.
(I turned it 3-4 times as afraid that it might burnt)
|Nicely browned in the frying pan
My batch yielded about 17 pieces.
From their expressions and since these scones were 'not gone in few minutes' ... I've guessed as much ... these ain't their 'cup of tea' for their tea break snacks :( They've hinted ... missed those oven baked scones where they could spread with some fruity jam or Nutella.
I was quite hesitant to share this recipe as my big kids didn’t quite like it. But I find this is a less fat, healthier scone recipe. I like these savoury scones ... dough texture abit chewy starchy... fragrant and taste wise ...a little like the lighter version of Chinese 葱油饼.
Hope you enjoy your long weekends !
This post is link to Little Thumbs Up event and the theme for July 2014 is Potato
Hosted by Jasline of Foodie Baker
This event is organised by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids