I wanted to make my grandmother my own version of potato cakes / scones. I remember how amazing hers tasted when I was a kid. How they crumbled in the mouth and eased off any hunger pangs. I’d run in the door and the hand would be taken clean off me when I’d go for seconds and thirds! 😂
Here is a recipe I’ve come up with that includes one of my favourite herbs : thyme. They are such a wonderful rustic warm comfort food- I hope you enjoy.
🌿 Thyme is an herb from the mint family. You probably recognize from your spice set. But it’s so much more than an after-thought ingredient.
With about 400 subspecies, its range of uses is impressive. Ancient Egyptians used it in their embalming practices, while ancient Greeks used it as incense.
Thanks to its distinctive taste, it has remained a culinary staple to this day. But thyme is also fast gaining a reputation for its medicinal qualities too, such as its ability to help treat acne and high blood pressure.
Read more about it here: http://www.healthline.com/health/health-benefits-of-thyme
250g of potato, chopped into cubes and cooked in boiling water for about 10 minutes – until fluffy
50g of rice flour
Teaspoon of Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon of glutenfree baking powder
1 teaspoon of fresh chopped thyme
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 chia egg
Olive oil for cooking
Soya butter for spreading
When the potatoes are cooked take the cubes out of water and strain. Then mash together with the flour & thyme mix. Mashing all ingredients together until it all forms into a ball of dense fluffy goodness!
Place the mix onto a rice flour dusted flat surface and roll out to about 5mm thick then cut into triangles.
Brush a griddle or nonstick frying pan with some oil and cook the scones for about 5 minutes on medium heat each side until golden brown.
Spread your butter on top and Garnish with parsley and thyme and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.