Traditional Hungarian potato scones

potato scones

 🍴  Servings: 8

🥣 Category: Baked goods

💪 Difficulty Level: 3/5 

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The perfect potato scones

Potato scones or mashed potato scones; whatever you call these oven-baked delights, you won’t be able to stop eating! This potato wonder stays fluffy for days! If you cool and freeze it after baking, it will look like it’s freshly baked when it comes out of the fridge. I also recommend this recipe to beginners, it is sure to be a success!


  • 300 g potatoes
  • 3 tbsp of lukewarm milk
  • 7 g dried or 25 g fresh yeast
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 500 g all purpose flour
  • 120 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 egg+ 1/2 tsp of paprika powder for brushing


  1. Boil the peeled potatoes in salted water until they are soft (about 20 minutes). Leave the potatoes to cool and then grate or mash them.
  2. Mix the milk with the sugar and yeast. Leave to rise for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix the sifted flour with the salt. Add the butter and crumble it completely into the flour. Add the risen yeast mixture, the 2 eggs and the mashed potatoes. Knead everything until you have a smooth, supple and soft dough. Cover the dough and leave it to rise for an hour.
  4. Place the dough on a floured desk and knead a little. Roll it out to 2 cm thick and score the top evenly with a knife (do not cut through). Cut out the scones using a medium-sized cookie cutter or a glass. Cover them with a kitchen towel and leave them to rise for another 30 minutes.
  5. Brush the scones with paprika egg wash and bake in a preheated oven at 390°F (200°C) for 25 minutes. Leave them to cool and enjoy your potato scones!

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