Sweet Potatoes and Cheese Scones


Recipe reference from here

Sweet Potato Cheese Scones


250g all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons (15ml) baking powder
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
¼-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese
60g butter cubed
½ cup boiled or steamed and mashed sweet potatoes,
150ml (½ cup + 2 tablespoons) buttermilk
1 egg
2-4 tablespoons buttermilk, extra
2-4 teaspoons chopped chives (optional)
extra, egg for glazing

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Preheat oven to 430°F (220° C). Line an oven tray with parchment (greaseproof paper). Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne into a bowl.
Rub in butter, using your fingertips. Add cheese and stir until combined. Make a well in the centre of the mixture.
In another bowl combine the mashed potato, buttermilk and egg and whisk to combine. Pour the mashed potato mixture into the well and mix gently with a flat bladed knife to a very soft, almost sticky dough, adding the extra buttermilk only if necessary. Do not over-mix.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface (use self-raising flour). Knead it very briefly and lightly for about 20 seconds. It should just lose its stickiness.
Press the dough to an 8inch (20cm) circle (handle lightly do not use too much pressure) and cut into 8 slices.
Place the slices on the prepared baking sheet and brush with extra egg. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve scones hot with butter and clotted cream if you have it.
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  1. Liz said

    You are seriously making my mouth water, with fresh scones slathered in butter….thank you so much for cooking from my blog and wish you a Happy New Year. I hope you enjoy 205!!!!


    • jeannietay said

      Love these scones to bits, thanks for sharing Liz, Have a great weekend ahead!


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