How exciting was it to have Favourite Recipes from Old New Brunswick Kitchens published by Nimbus Publishing show up in my mailbox? I really enjoyed their Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens cookbook and putting it through my test kitchen. Very cool that there is a similar version but for New Brunswick!
I had such success with making Irish potato cakes from the Nova Scotia cookbook that I decided to begin by making potato biscuits.
You begin with a (scant) 3/4 cup of cooked mashed potatoes. I cooked mine in salted water which ended up being a bit of a mistake! Don’t do this, LOL.
Sift 3/4 cup flour, 1 tbsp baking powder and 1 tsp of salt.
Blend in 1 tbsp of shortening.
Add potatoes and 6 tbsp of milk, stirring lightly with a fork.
I was doing OK until I got to the part that says to drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Um, how many? Are these like tablespoonfuls or teaspoon?
I decided to put together what looked like spoon-dropped biscuits to me and baked them in a preheated 400F oven for 15-20 minutes.
Just slightly golden, the way I like it. But a tad salty!!! Totally my fault.
Still, these were lovely. Surprisingly moist, even after a couple of days. I absolutely enjoyed these but next time I will not season the mashed potatoes. Even with being salty I still ate them all up and enjoyed every single one. Absolutely delicious.
I give this recipe four and a half out of five wooden spoons.