A pretty good result. Part of me is tempted next time to add a touch of treacle to the mix but that would ruin it's "no added sugar" status and you could always serve them with jam and butter.
Sweet Potato Scones - makes approx 12-14
2 small - medium sized sweet potatoes, baked in their jackets (see note below), you need 200g of flesh.
4.5oz, 125g Self Raising Flour (or plain / all purpose flour and 1.5 tsp baking powder, use wholemeal SR if liked)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
A few grindings of nutmeg
A scant 2oz, 50g butter or margarine (use dairy free if you're avoiding lactose or milk protein)
Up to 3 tbsp Apple Juice
Milk to brush on top (optional)
Preheat the oven to 190oC, 375F, Gas Mark 5.
Scoop out the flesh from the jackets, you will need around 200g, 7oz. If you have less or more just adapt the other quantities. Mash it with a fork and make sure it's cool or cold.
Mix the flour, spices and baking powder. Rub in the butter or marg until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Mix in the mashed sweet potato and enough apple juice to bring together into a dough. It needs to be fairly soft.
Pat out on a floured board until it's about 2cm thick (a scant 1 inch). Either cut out shapes, or, as I prefer because I don't like waste, use a sharp knife and cut squares. It saves the effort of rerolling even if they don't end up looking perfect (although my son didn't mind).
Place onto a floured baking tray and brush with milk if liked (miss out if avoiding dairy).
Bake for 12 - 16 minutes until cooked through (mine took 14) then cool on a rack until cool enough to serve your child. Serve as they are or if you prefer with butter and jam or fresh fruit and even cream for older kids and adults.
Best served on the day but all scones freeze well.
To bake sweet potatoes, prick the skin and put on a baking tray (they can leak sticky juices). Bake for approx 45 mins or until very soft when squidged. Ideal to do when you've already got something in the oven as it saves on electricity.
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