These are surprisingly good. The presence of potato in baking seems to have a lightening effect, contrary to what one might suppose.
Rub the fat into the flour, mix with the other ingredients and finally the beaten egg. Drop dessertspoonfuls onto a greased baking tin. Bake in a hot oven
‘Potato roots are now so common amongst us that even the husbandman buys them to please his wife. They nourish mightily … engendering much flesh, blood and seed but withal increasing wind and lust.’
Health Improvementby Thomas Moffett, c. 1595.
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