Sweet Potato Scones

These savoury scones are an ideal way to introduce your child to sweet potato – or any other root vegetable you may wish to try! They are lovely for picnics or lunchboxes, with just butter or ham and cheese as a substitute to sandwiches.

We’re really chuffed to have this great recipe shared by guest blogger Gemma.  She runs her Crafty Cook sessions in Merton near Bicester.  The cookery classes are for children aged from 2.5 years of age, though slightly younger are welcome to come along and try, dependent on concentration levels! The classes are kept small and friendly so that every child gets the attention they need.  Check out her website and keep up to date on school holiday sessions on her Facebook page.

sweet potato scones

You Will Need:

  • 5oz Plain Flour
  • 2oz Butter
  • 4fl oz Mashed Sweet Potato
  • 6tbs Milk
  • 2dsp Soft Brown Sugar
  • 4tsp Baking Powder

How to Make Sweet Potato Scones

1. Rub together the butter, baking powder and flour, encourage your children to squidge it all together as described for quiches. 

2. When you have a breadcrumb like texture stir in the sugar and mashed sweet potato.

3. Add the milk slowly until you have a nice, firm dough.

4. Roll out the dough until it is as fat as an adult’s finger and cut your shapes. If your child is slightly suspicious of new foods it’s amazing what a star or heart shape will do for encouraging them to try!

5. Cook in a pre-heated oven at 220 c / 430 F for 12-15 minutes until cooked throughout.

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