These are equally good with a slice of Cheddar or jam.
Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Rub in the softened butter, then add the mashed potato and mix with a fork, adding just enough of the cold milk,
Turn out on a floured surface and knead briefly, forming into a ball. Roll out to a thickness of
Bake for 10–12 minutes, when they should we well risen and golden brown. Serve while still warm.
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