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       Title: Potato Scones
  Categories: Canadian, Nova scotia, Breads
       Yield: 1 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Flour, all purpose
     1/4 c  Sugar, granulated; approx
       1 tb Baking powder
       1 ts -Salt
       2 tb Butter; or shortening
     1/4 c  Currants
       2    Eggs
     1/3 c  Milk
     3/4 c  Potatoes; mashed
  
   “Potato scones reflect the influence of the Scottish in the Maritimes
   and their adaptibility in using the famous P.E.I. potato...Scones
   were a favorite Scottish tradition. According to _A Treasury of Nova
   Scotia Recipes_ ”the difference between bannock and scone (which the
   Scots rhyme with 'on', not 'bone') is that the bannock is a rather
   large, round cake, and the scone is a smaller triangle or 'farl'..But
   local usages vary considerably, Scots being strong individualists. A
   similar recipe for German Buns appears in an Ontario cookbook from
   the Kitchener area, where German settlers were predominant. When
   Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Government
   House in Halifax on June 15,1939, scones were served. And Canadian
   Brits gathered for “tea at the Empress” in Victoria for scones and
   tea.
   
   In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until
   mixture resembles coarse meal. Beat eggs lightly; reserve 1 Tbsp. With
   fork, stir into dry ingredients along with milk  and potatoes until
   well moistened. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface about 20
   times. Roll or pat into circle 1/2 inch thick. Place onto ungreased
   baking sheet; brush with reserved egg yolk and sprinkle with more
   sugar. Cut into 16 wedges, separating slightly. Bake in 425F oven for
   12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. MAKES: 16 SCONES
   
   VARIATIONS: RAISIN SCONES: Add 3/4 cup raisins with dry ingredients
   OAT SCONES: Use 1/2 cup rolled oats in place of 1/2 cup flour
   
   SOURCE: The 2nd decade chapter in _A Century of Canadian Home
   Cooking_ by Carol Ferguson and Margaret Fraser
   
   Original Poster not shown on the files.
  
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