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Savoury Herb Scones

ingredients

makes 8 scones
110 g (4 oz) potatoes, cooked and sieved
1 cup (110 g) self raising (self rising) flour
3 oz (75 g) lard, or any fat
Good pinch of salt
Good pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tbsp mixed parsley and chives, chopped
1 medium egg, beaten with sufficient milk to make a soft dough
2 oz (50 g) cornflakes, crushed

method

1. Mix together the sieved potato and flour.

2. Rub in the fat and add the salt, cayenne pepper and herbs.

3. Mix to a soft dough with the egg and milk, but save a little to brush over the top of the scones.

4. Roll out the dough to a 1 cm (1/2 in) thick oblong shape.

5. Sprinkle the crushed cornflakes over the top.

6. Roll the dough up like a large sausage, cut into even slices, flatten slightly with your hand, brush over with a little of the beaten egg and milk.

7. Bake in a hot oven Gas mark 6, 400°F (200°C) for 15 minutes or until nicely risen and golden in colour.

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