Thursday, 30 October 2008

Leftover Mash (Again)

Here's another thing that can be done with leftover mash - cheese & potato scones. They're a bit different from regular scones, lighter in texture, and you might be less inclined to smother them with jam (try chutney instead)
Cheese & Potato Scones

115g/1 cup plain flour
½ tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
40g/3tbsp butter
1 egg, beaten
50 ml/1/4 cup buttermilk or semi-skimmed milk
115g/1 1/3 cup mashed potato
50g mature cheddar, grated
2 tbsp chopped sage or chives

Preheat oven to 220C/425F/G7.
Sift flour, salt & baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the butter using your fingers (agh! Stupid fingers. Stupid cold house. Stupid unmeltable butter) until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in the egg & milk. Add the mashed potato, herb & half the cheddar & mix into a soft dough (you might need to add a little more flour). Turn out onto a floured area & knead until you get something more like dough & less like madly made cement. Roll out the dough 2cm/3/4” thick & stamp out scones using something that resembles a 6cm/2” cutter (half pint glass, baked bean tin with both ends cut off & cleaned out inside, pumpkin shaped cookie cutter & cutting freehand all work okay). Place scones on a baking sheet that has been greased/lined with baking parchment or scattered with flour & brush the tops with egg wash or milk. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over each scone & bake for 15 minutes (maybe a little longer if necessary) until golden on the top. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Eat.

Om nom nom.

No comments: