Scotty Brand sent me some of their Ayrshire New Potatoes to try. It was the weekend, so I decided to make some tattie (potato) scones. I was making them for Sunday morning breakfast, but Cooper asked if he could have some. So I warmed up some beans and fried an egg for him too. He loved the tattie scones. I don't know why I haven't made them for him before, they're so simple to make. Graham and I are not in the habit of having breakfast, although Cooper always has his. I cannot face eating so early in the morning.
In Ireland they are called fadge or potatoes scones, but we just call them tattie scones (tattie is our abbreviation for potato). A full Scottish breakfast for vegetarians can contain some or all of the following:
- tattie scones
- fried or scrambled eggs
- baked beans
- buttered toast
- lightly fried mushrooms
- grilled tomatoes
- veggie sausages
What do you like to have for a lazy Sunday breakfast?
Scottish Tattie Scones
These are traditional potato scones, made in Scotland. A simple scone made from mashed potato, flour and butter. Once cooked they can be kept in the fridge and re-heated in a toaster or under a grill.
- 400g potatoes, peeled
- 50g butter
- 80g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
1. Boil the potatoes until they are tender and mash with the butter.2. Mix up the mashed potato in a bowl with the flour, baking powder and salt, until the form a dough.3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, to about ½ cm deep. Use the cutter of your choice or cut into the traditional triangles.4. Lightly oil and heat a frying pan or griddle. Fry each scone on each side for a few minutes until golden.5. Serve while hot or leave to cool, then pop in the fridge for a quick breakfast. They toast really well.
Yield: 12 scones (depending on size)
Here are a few more traditional Scottish recipes you may like to try:
- Mince Pie/Scotch Pie (veggie) - Tinned Tomatoes
- Rumbledethumps - Tinned Tomatoes
- Scotch Broth - April's Cooking
- Butteries - Claires Cake Bake
- Oatcakes - A Wee Bit of Cooking
- Scotch Pancakes - Tinned Tomatoes
- Cranachan - Tinned Tomatoes
- Tablet - A Wee Bit of Cooking
- Scottish Macaroons - Tinned Tomatoes
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