Peel the sweet potato, cut into 1 cm thick sections, then soak in water for 10 minutes.
Put the drained sweet potatoes into a heat-safe container, cover loosely with saran wrap, then microwave until a toothpick can go right through the potatoes (about 6 minutes at 500 watts).
Once the potatoes have become soft, mash them with a fork or potato masher while they are still hot. It's ok if some clumps remain.
Put the ingredients marked ● into the bowl with the potatoes then use a rubber spatula to mix together with a cutting motion. The mixture should once again look clumpy.
Add in the olive or vegetable oil and milk and then press firmly with your hand to form a dough ball. Take the dough out of the bowl and put onto a board that has been floured (not in the ingredients).
About this time, preheat your oven to 200°C.
Spread out the dough from step 5 until it's thickness is about 2 cm then fold over 3 times. Repeat this process about 8 times.
Finally, spread the dough out to about 2.5 cm thickness and then either cut into the desired shape or use a cookie cutter. Bake in the oven at 200° celsius for about 20-25 minutes.
When the scones becomes a delicious looking golden brown they are done♡. The scones will brown differently depending on your oven so may need to adjust the baking time.
I made these by using a cup to cut out the shape. They plumped up nicely and turned out quite lovely.
There is a banana version too! Recipe ID: 2037181
Story Behind this Recipe
I've made various versions of scones based on nokko.t san's recipe "Flaky Scones Made Easy with Cooking Oil". (Recipe ID: 631548) This time I just happened to receive a lot of sweet potatoes, so I thought I'd like to try a sweet potato version of the scone. It was a big success!
- You can use either olive oil or vegetable oil. I've used half and half mixtures as well. - Oh no! I put the flour in without sifting. It'll be OK if you just mix everything in evenly in step 4. - When spreading out the dough you can use a rolling pin but spreading it with your hands works as well. - These scones are moderately sweet.