An ever-popular breakfast item round at the Eldorado house,
I've been meaning to make them from scratch for ages now, but never gotten around to it.
Partly, I suppose, because who has the time to start boiling up potatoes when the baby birds are crying out for their breakfasts?
Although it takes an hour to prepare, the actual cooking time doesn't seem much longer than the shop-bought variety,
and I wouldn't be surprised if the mixture would keep overnight.
breakfast bread veg
- 500g mashed potato
- 100g or so plain flour
- 50g butter
- salt to taste
Boil the potatoes until very soft and mash them thoroughly with the butter whilst still warm.
Add salt to taste. You might want quite a lot - it is potato you're salting after all.
Mix with the flour, the result should be a soft firm dough, easy to handle which holds well together and comes cleanly away from the fingers.
It will also taste very floury. It shouldn't be too dry.
Roll out the potato mix on a floured surface to about 3mm thick - a bit thicker than a pound coin.
I ended up just rolling out small balls to make little rounds like drop scones, but you could roll or cut them any shape you like.
Triangular shapes are more traditional.
Heat a heavy skillet or frying pan and fry the scones over a low heat until the top side has dried and darkened slightly
and the underside is nicely browned and flip over to cook the other side. Keep them warm piled in a dish in a low oven.