This morning Jaimie and I were delighted to return to Newbyres Nursery to cook up some scary treats with the 2-3 year olds.
In June this year, we provided them with some potato sacks, compost and seed potatoes. To our delight, the children managed to harvest about 2kg of good sized potatoes. The nursery teachers were surprised at how easy they were to grow – they didn’t even need to be watered that much due to the wet Scottish summer. The nursery children loved watching the plants grow and made special requests to go and look at them.
Knowing that we would be returning to the nursery on the 30th October, we thought it would be good to make tattie scones, as they could easily be cut out into ghoulish shapes for Halloween.
The children helped cube the potatoes – marginally challenging with safety knives, although necessary as I demonstrated with my blue plastered thumb after using a non-safety knife in the nursery kitchen.
We then boiled them, added flour and got the children to roll the dough and cut it out. There was a lot of ghostly oooooooing whilst we did this.
We then fried the scones with a thin layer of flour and served them to the children as an aperitif before their lunch, of baked potatoes!