Saturday, December 24, 2011

Make Something Everyday #23 Stove porn alert

Today I made the parts of a Scottish Breakfast my family loves on a special occasion. We will be have a nice Christmas breakfast tomorrow. They would love it daily but I'm no fool and because I don't live near a Scottish Bakery so I have to make the parts myself.

 On show here are the potato scones. They are not really scones but that's what they are called. All you do is add about 1 and a 1/2 cups of flour to two pounds of  boiled and mashed potatoes.

Traditionally they are triangular in shape and dry fried, no fat. But I like to make patties and fry them in butter one side.

The other thing I made tonight for this feast was square sausages, not sausages at all but made of mince or hamburger as we call it. With coriander and nutmeg, water and bread crumbs added, they are a delightful treat with a really nice flavour. And I don't make them square but also round for expediency.

Going to wrap some gifts now!
 I wish you all happiness and joy with your loved ones.


  1. Do you serve the potatos with syrup?
    My mom made great dinner potato pancakes that I've never been able to duplicate. Clearly, I'm not using enough flour! I'm definitely going to try your recipe.

  2. Gigi,
    We eat them with salt. I have a good dinner time potato pancake recipe if you want it, it is savoury.
    These are a bird of a different stripe.... I had never had anything like them and found the recipe in a Girl's Own Magazine from 1917, it was full of cheap wartime recipes.
    Let me know if you want the dinner time one, it has egg in it.