A Breakfast Treat – Potato Cakes

Warm potato cakes with lashings of butter have always been a Sunday morning favourite in our family.  This is my version of the warm, buttery, breakfast treat, passed down through the generations of my family at Devonshire Bakery.  They have a special place on the breakfast menu at Tythebarn House B&B  at this time of year.

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It’s that time of year when our allotment early-potatoes are finished and this food  staple is back on the shopping list. Good fluffy mashers are essential for this recipe.

350 g cold mashed potatoes
115 g plain flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
30 g melted butter – left to cool slightly.

Makes 9-10 6 cm. round portions.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Place the mashed potatoes in a bowl.

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder on to the top of the mash.

Gently mix until the ingredients are evenly combined.

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Pour in the melted butter and carefully bring the mixture together into a ball using your hands. Resist over-kneading at this stage.

Place on to a lightly floured surface and lightly roll into a circle approximately 2 cm. deep.

Cut into rounds or squares the size of your choice and bake on a metal tray or stone-ware for 20 – 30 minutes until lightly browned.

Leave to cool slightly before removing from the tray.

Serve warm with butter.

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