Wednesday, March 10, 2010



2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ( I used light spelt )

2 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar ( I used sucanet )

1/4 cup butter or margarine ( I used coconut oil )

1 1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes

1 egg, beaten

1/3 cup cold water

1/3 cup milk ( I used rice milk )

extra milk for brushing the tops


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter, until pieces of butter are no larger than peas. Use a fork to stir in mashed potatoes, breaking them up into chunks. Make a well in the mixture, and pour in egg, water and milk. Stir into a loose dough using the fork.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for 6 or 8 times so the dough holds together.

Pat the dough out to about 3/4 inch thickness, and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or drinking glass. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the tops with a bit of milk.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bottoms are golden.

Make about 12

These taste wonderful! I had always wanted to do some baking with mashed potatoes in them and this fit the bill! Worth a try...


Irene said...

What an interesting idea. Sometimes we have leftover potatoes so now I have another way to use them. Thanks Erin.

Lady of the Manor said...

These sound perfect for a mid winter or fall meal. I think they would be just lovely with a stew. I will give them a try. I appreciate your substitutions you added in as side notes for us too. Thanks for the post. Margaret

Anonymous said...

These biscuits are wonderful.

Love Daddy