Sunday, 27 November 2011

A Sunday Brunch ~ Potato Scones with Italian Feast Sausage with Plum Tomatoes

Kitchen Play List: BBC Radio 2 ~ Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

It's been a while since I posted a Sunday Brunch and that's mainly because we haven't had one and if we have, we have had a combination that I have already posted up. But last night I became inspired to cook us something special. I wanted to mainline savoury heaven, as they are always the brunches I prefer the most. I also wanted a recipe that didn't have any tofu in it. Nothing against the lovely scrambles, frittata, omelete's...I love them all. But today I just wanted something different. And maybe it has a little something to do with the dessert pies I have been creating this week and having to test...totally sweeted out man! lol. I craved some savoury goodness...needed it..wanted it...had to have it! lol You getting the picture? lol.

I always have a stash of homemade vegan sausages in the freezer and so My Love delved into the deep freeze and pulled out two Italian Feast Sausages from Isa's glorious Vegan Brunch

Usually we have them with a tofu scramble or omellete but today I decided to make a batch of Potato Scones. Now these are the simplest things to make. I usually bake two extra jacket potatoes and leave them in the fridge. Then all you have to do is get up and scoop the flesh out into a bowl..add salt and 1 cup of wholemeal flour...mix..knead..roll out..cut out..on to a baking sheet..into a hot oven...Voila! Hot Potato Scones..dense, savoury and delicious. And to go with the Scones and Sausages...well that was simple too..1 tin of plum tomatoes heated up and lashings of freshly ground black pepper. 

And would you believe it...the view from my work room window is bright blue skies and sunshine...the complete opposite from yesterdays efforts. Still blowing a gale though and next doors willow looks like it's about to land on My Loves garden shed. Yikes! lol

Sunday Brunch ~Potato Scones, Italian Feast Sausage & Plum Tomatoes ~ Savoury Brunch Heaven!
Potato Scones with Italian Feast Sausage and Plum Tomatoes
(Sausage recipe from Vegan Brunch/Moskowitz)

Potato scones:
1lb cooked potato flesh (2 large baking potatoes ~R~)
1 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp low sodium salt

2 Italian Feast Sausages or other vegan sausages Click on link below for the recipe

1 14oz tin of Whole Plum Tomatoes
freshly ground black pepper

Pre-heat oven to 500'F/240'C/Gas Mark 10 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl place the cooked potato flesh and then mash well. Add the salt and mash once more. Add the flour and fork through to combine and then with your hand knead the flour into the potato until it is firm ball. Between two sheets of cling film roll out until 1/4 inch in thickness and using a 3" round cutter..cut out 8 rounds. Place onto the baking sheet and brush with a tiny amount of oil on both sides...Totally optional!! Place into the hot oven and bake for 5 minutes...flip them over...bake for 5 more minutes..flip one final time and bake for 5 minutes. Then remove from the oven. 

Hot Potato Scones..straight out of the oven..dense and delicious!
Heat a large skillet and place the sliced sausage pieces and cook over a medium heat flipping to avoid burning but you do want a crispness to the pieces. 

In a small saucepan gently heat the plum tomatoes. 

Place two potato scones onto a plate with the slices sausages and then place a few whole tomatoes onto the plate. Drizzle the sausages and potato cakes with some of the tomato juices. Grate plenty of black pepper over and serve.


NB I make the full 8 potato scones and use half and then freeze half. When I use them I cook them from frozen and they are ready in a snap! ~R~