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       Title: Potato Scones
  Categories: Canadian, Breads
       Yield: 1 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Flour, all purpose                1/4 c  Currants
     1/4 c  Sugar, granulated; approx           2    Eggs
       1 tb Baking powder                     1/3 c  Milk
       1 ts -Salt                             3/4 c  Potatoes; mashed
       2 tb Butter; or shortening          
  
   “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
  
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