Traditional Scottish tattie scones

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Skill level
Preparation Time
30 minutes
Cooking Time
10-15 minutes
Serves 4
Quick & easy

These easy-to-make Scottish potato scones complement any traditional breakfast and are a light alternative to bread.


  • 500g white potatoes (Maris Piper works well)
  • 50g salted butter plus 10g for frying
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. 1Peel and chop the potatoes and boil until soft.
  2. 2Mash the potatoes with the butter and salt.
  3. 3In a bowl combine the flour and baking powder and add the mash. Using your hands combine it all together to form a dough.
  4. 4On a well-floured board roll out the dough to the thickness of a pound coin.
  5. 5Use a large side plate as a template and cut out circles.
  6. 6Score each circle into quarters (but keep as a whole).
  7. 7Heat a large frying pan and add a small knob of butter. Once melted, lightly fry on a medium heat each circle, turning halfway through.
  8. 8Once cooked, separate the quarters and serve with topping of choice - we recommend black pudding and egg, or spinach and egg.