The Irish Kitchen Page 2
Ever wanted to try and make scones? It's not difficult to make. And there' s also a good receipe for slim potato cakes.

How to make those tasty but slim potato cakes:

Boil the potatoes. Drain and mash to remove all the lumps. Add the salt and butter and work in as much flour as the potatoes will absorb. Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Roll into circles and cook on a griddle or frying pan until lightly browned on both side about 10-15 minutes. Serve while still hot, you can use butter for more flavour.
Slim potato cakes

1 lb.potatoes
2 tsps. salt
1 oz butter
4 oz flour
1 egg

1 lb flour
2 oz butter
1 level tsp. bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 pt. butter milk or sour milk
1 egg
milk or egg for glazing
How to make scones:

Sift together flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt. Rub in the butter. Make a well in the centre and add egg and milk beaten together. Mix very lightly. Turn onto a floured board and gently roll to half an inch thickness. Cut into triangles or circles. Place on a floured baking tray. Glaze with milk or beaten egg and bake at 230 C, 450 F Gas mark 8 for 15 minutes.
If you have a sweet tooth add 1 tablespoon sugar and 4 oz dried fruit to mix after rubbing in the butter for sweet scones. A dab of marmalade on top is really  tasty too.
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