Cheese, Ham & Potato Scone + Oxo & Mermaid Giveaway – Closed

In celebration of National Potato Day (26 January) I took the opportunity try out the new Oxo Adjustable Potato Ricer. It has a dial which turns and clicks into 3 different patterns allowing you to mash on a fine, medium or course setting. Of course you can mash more than just potato in it and it’s perfect for making baby food too. The medium setting is also good for squeezing water out of your greens so I know where my cooked spinach is going now!  There is also a handy notch on the ricer which allows you to rest it over a bowl whilst you plunge the lever. What’s more you can put it on the top rack of your dishwasher to clean it.

I’ve often seen potato ricers being used on TV and have been rather envious as I’ve never used one let alone owned one. This one was really cool as you have the option of choosing how fine you want your mash. My potatoes were cold, firm and waxy so I did need all my strength to squeeze the ricer, I’m sure with floury warm potatoes it would have been a lot easier! (Update I have now riced floury potatoes and it took one hand and no effort at all they just glided through!) I so wish I’d had one of these when I was making baby food for my children!  I am going to enjoy experimenting with my ricer over the coming weeks as I think it could be used in so many ways. (I have just put boiled eggs through the course setting which was effortless and it’s made the most lovely fluffy egg mayonnaise sandwiches for our lunch, as I thought it would!) Next on my hit list are chickpeas for hummus making!

I decided to make a Potato Scone based on a recipe from here but wanted something a lot tastier so gave the whole recipe a makeover by adding some mature Cheddar, home cooked ham and wholegrain mustard! It was very tasty and delicious split and buttered whilst still warm but can also be eaten cold. This scone would be great as a snack, for lunch or  great with a bowl of soup! We also enjoyed it toasted the next day.

So in honour of National Potato Day I’m giving you the chance to win an Oxo Adjustable Potato Ricer as well as a top quality Mermaid Hard Anodised Aluminium Baking Sheet (30cm/12”) so that you too can bake this delicious scone to perfection!

For your chance to win simply fill in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

As this recipe is totally made from scratch I am entering it into Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w/Luv “Made with Love Mondays” challenge.

Made with Love Mondays, hosted by Javelin Warrior
I am also entering my scone into the Breakfast Club which is run by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and currently being hosted by Janice at Farmers Girl Kitchen this month!
I am also entering my scone into Kate at Turquoise Lemons “No Waste Food Challenge” where the theme is left over mash (just make sure there is no butter or milk in it)  which is being hosted by Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen this month.
So first we rice the potatoes.
lunch, snack, Oxo Potato Ricer
Then sieve the dry ingredents and rub in butter, Next mix potato, mustard & milk together.
Then stir in the grated cheese and ham to potato mixture.
Then combine with flour mixture adding enough milk to make a dough.
Knead dough for a few second,
Then roll out to 18cm/7″ and place on baking sheet scoring into 6 portions.
Bake for about 20 minutes then cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy whilst still warm or cold if you can resist temptation for that long!

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Cheese, Ham & Potato Scone
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A delicious Cheese, Ham and Potato Scone which is perfect as a breakfast treat, snack, lunch or maybe with some soup!
Recipe type: Snack, Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6
  • 225g / 8 oz Self-raising flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 30g / 1 oz Butter
  • 1 tsp Wholegrain mustard
  • 75g / 3 oz Mature Cheddar, grated
  • 75g / 3 oz Ham, diced
  • 4 tbsp Milk or more
  • 170g / 6 oz Cold cooked potatoes
  • To finish:
  • Milk or beaten egg to glaze
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Mash or rice your potatoes in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into another bowl.
  4. Rub the butter in until the texture of fine breadcrumbs.
  5. In the bowl containing the mash stir in the milk and mustard.
  6. Then add the grated cheese and ham.
  7. Add the dry ingredients and mix with a fork, adding more milk if necessary. (I needed 4 more tbsp).
  8. Knead lightly on a floured surface for a few seconds until smooth.
  9. Roll the dough out to 18 cm (7”) circle.
  10. Put on a greased baking sheet and mark into 6 wedges with a sharp knife.
  11. Brush with milk or egg wash.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  13. Cool on a wire rack.
  14. Serve warm or cold.


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  1. tiggerific1973

    These sound amazing!

  2. Kaci Soderstrom

    Wow, that looks really nice. Never thought to make anything like that before.. but might have to now.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, hope you find time to make it:-)

  3. Steven A Phillips

    Looks like great picnic food mmmmmmm

  4. Paul Wilson

    Looks like great picnic food.

  5. Paul Wilson

    That looks really filling.

  6. wendy stanger

    rostis as mine are never any good so would love to make some perfect ones with this @kikicomp

  7. Barrie Phillips

    Cheesy Mash and roast vegetables

  8. Becky John

    That scone sounds delicious and would probably try that first, if not then it would be rosti’s

  9. Tracey Belcher

    Mash – would be one of the first things but would love to try scones too

  10. hannah massingham

    I would finally serve my family some “lumpless” mash – they would be delighted!

  11. Jeremy Andrews

    I would try a Rosti first but will also make the scone.

  12. Fridge Forager

    I would like to give your Cheese, Ham & Potato Scone a try should I be fortunate enough to win the prize. It looks simply scrummy.

  13. Emily Hutchinson

    I’d make colcannon first 🙂

  14. Diane Carey

    Some kind of Rostis. Have always wanted a ricer so I can make some

  15. Katherine L

    I’d love to make some fish cakes and then some potato scones with the ricer. I haven’t made either in ages due to effort but the ricer will simplify things for sure!

  16. Arabella Bazley

    I’d love to bake your scone recipe and I would probably test it out for some plain mashed potato or hard boiled eggs (great for fluffier egg mayonnaise) . The baking sheet would be great for parmesan crisps too.

  17. Susan El Carter

    I would probably make potato nests and fill them with pureed vegetables and serve them with a creamy mushroom sauce. ohh starting to salivate…

  18. kohl

    Never had a ricer before – better try your tasty recipe first I think!

  19. Jules

    I’d make Duchess potatoes

  20. Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    I would the ricer to make some fish cakes, which are lovely served with salad and sweet chilli sauce. Or alos with some roasted courgettes, carrot and beetroot from the garden.

    I don’t make the best mash I’m afraid a lack the upper body strength 😉


    1. Camilla

      In which case the Oxo Potato Ricer would be perfect for you as well cooked potatoes just glide through. Did you know that the original founder Oxo products made them for his wife who had arthritis and found many gadgets difficult to use!

  21. Ms C Bryan

    Jazz it up a bit with red onion

  22. Christopher Powell

    With the cold weather still bearing down on us the first meal I’d make using a potato ricer would be a traditional Shepherds Pie with a Creamed Potato topping which the ricer would make easy to do.

    I’d also love to try using it to make some homemade hash browns as I am sure they would be much tastier and healthier than shop bought ones.

    Thanks for your product review and recipe, the tip on it being easier with floury potato’s was appreciated.

  23. Sue Bowden

    Cornbeef cakes, the kids love these

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  25. Choclette

    I’ve been meaning to make a chocolate cake with mashed potato for ages, so I’d use the ricer for that and I think I might also make some potato scones and get to use the tray for those.

  26. Jane Townson

    I think I’d try a simple potato rosti with cheese and bacon.

  27. Ursulab

    Salmon fish cakes

  28. Emma

    Cornbeef hash cakes Yom Yom x

  29. Joanne Blunt

    Some combination of salmon and mashed potato

  30. esther james

    fish pie

  31. Vanessa

    Fishcakes – great way of using up cooked potato and scraps of fish.

  32. Anne Thompson

    Your scone recipe looks inspirational and would love to try it

  33. ashleigh

    I would definately try out your scones

  34. mummyoftwo2

    I would make some fishcakes, I love them but can never get potato smooth enough!

  35. Laura P

    I have a lot of Spanish colleagues so id make one of their tortilla recipes. Great giveaway!!

  36. lisa tebbutt

    i would make cheese potatoe pie and biscuits

  37. Georgie

    I would be able to hide various vegetables in the mash (like my mum used to do) more easily without the children noticing!

  38. tracy

    I would make mashed potatoes first to add to a fish pie.

  39. Sally Poole

    i’ve never used a ricer for mash so i’d make some lovely peppery swedey mash

  40. Galina V

    I’d make Russie potato pies, shangi.

  41. Kirstie Vaughan

    Great prize! I would start with my potato, swede and carrot mash x

  42. Farhana Haque

    I’d try out your scone recipe with beef or chicken

  43. Elizabeth

    I’d make buttery mashed potatoes – the ultimate comfort food, and probably some sort of cookie 🙂

  44. Christine Dodd

    I’d do a rosti and serve it with smoked salmon and a dollop of creme fraiche

  45. yvette ross

    i would try your potato scone looks lovely

  46. Kate - Turquoise Lemons

    I would make swede and potato veggie cakes. Thank you for entering the #nowastefoodchallenge

    1. Camilla

      Sounds yummy!

  47. Lynn Savage

    Your scone looks delicious, will definately be trying out this recipe.
    I think i would try using the ricer to help make gnocchi

    1. Camilla

      Do let me know how you get on!

  48. Simon C

    I rarely have mashed potato, so i’d probably try that out first


  49. Tasha Corder

    A rosti or fishcakes I love those!

  50. Janice

    I would love to make gnocchi and you really need a potato ricer to get the mash smooth enough.

  51. Busylizzie

    Forgot to say the first thing I would make with an Oxo ricer would be a hearty fish pie, always need loads of mash for the topping!

  52. Sue

    OHHH feel really inspired to go and make this right now to go with homemade carrot and coriander soup for tonights supper, looks wonderful and thanks for the recipe. Never had a ricer but have heard good reports as well.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, that’s so lovely to hear:-)

  53. Christine Lockley

    The first thing I’d like to try is your Cheese, Ham & Potato Scone – it looks delish.

    Thanks for the chance to win x

  54. Leanne Bucknall

    The ricer would have to be used to make some scrummy mashed potato for topping my cottage pie, might be an ideal time to try those tasty sounding scones as well 🙂

  55. Joanna Orr

    Some fishcakes

  56. Nicola P

    A sweet potato pie. Have also favourited your scone, read it out to the family and they all agreed it sounds delish!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, that means a lot to me. Good luck!

  57. dragonfly63

    Delicious cheesy rosti, just right for this weather.

  58. Rachel R

    A potato rosti! Always wanted to try that

  59. sue walsh

    your scone recipe:) fab for a brunch with all the family

  60. Sophie

    I’d make mash. I love mash.

  61. Gavin

    I’d do a good old Irish potato bread

  62. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    When I saw the title Cheese & Ham Potato scone, I had a completely different image in my mind. I had thought it would be flat (similar to a potato scone). Looks delicious – a great pack lunch item too Camilla. Love it when recipes bring you a nice wee surprise 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you! I know the ones you mean, but no this is more like a traditional scone and so easy to make:-) I’m looking forward to your next culinary escapade!

  63. Lynne OConnor

    I’d definitely try your scones first

  64. Chevaune Taylor- Stanley

    Id make the Cheese, Ham and Potato Scones, that looks fantastic…and even looks like something I could make!

  65. Alison

    Potato bread, always wanted to try that

  66. Joanna

    Egg mayonnaise through a potato ricer? I have to try this!!!

  67. Alan C

    I would like to try to bake potato bread. I love my Mermaid baking sheet as I invested in a couple a few years ago and ar still going strong but always nice to have extras just in case I’m baking lots of cookies

  68. Javelin Warrior

    I’ve been busy with moving stuff around the apartment all day and I see I’ve missed out! These scones look amazing and I love the added cheese and ham to the potatoes. I don’t own a ricer, but I do have a food mill which I love and accomplishes pretty much the same thing… Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thanks Mark, I’m going to have fun ricing different foods! Hope you’re getting well settled in your new apartment:-)

  69. Elaine Savage

    Cheese scones for me and some lovely fruit purée for my little grandson!

  70. Helen Dickinson

    Cheesy Mash and roast vegetables!

  71. Lorraine Carter

    Salmon or tuna fish cakes with a pile of peppers/tomatoes/onions/mushrooms- one of my comfort foods but would be so much quicker/easier with Oxo Adjustable Potato Ricer, and healthier if I oven baked them on the Mermaid Baking Sheet

  72. Ang

    I’ve always used a ricer to mash potatoes but managed to snap mine in two a couple of weeks ago. Can’t afford the price of the new ones so this would be perfect. Your scones look fab.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela and good luck:-)

  73. Janice

    Wow, that looks so tasty. I’ve never had a potato ricer but it sounds like you are making good use of it and your scone definitely has ‘star baker’ quality 😉

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thank you so much Janice, cheque’s in the post:-)

  74. Katrina Day-Reilly

    baked mash

  75. Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    I’ve been looking for alternatives to bread for breakfast and this is just the job! I may try this soon.

    1. Camilla

      Oh I hope you do, it’s so easy:-)

  76. kim plant

    would like to try with garlic x

  77. Rainie Bish

    A rosti with potato, cheese, mushroom, leek & peppers. Your recipe sounds delicious so I will have to try that

    1. Camilla

      Sounds yummy. Thank you:-)

  78. nisha

    Sooo glad to found this beautiful blog. And that scone looks fab. ham and potato, 2 things i love. Have bookmarked the recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Ah, likewise I just found yours today:-) Hope you enjoy it!

  79. Caroline S

    carrot and swede mash – my husband prefers it completely pureed but I like it with chunks in so we always argue about who is gonig to do the mashing! This would be a great compromise as I’m sure there is a coarseness setting for each of us on the ricer. The baking sheet would definitely help baking biscuits – and I’m definitely going to try the scone recipe (albeit without the aid of a ricer)

    1. Camilla

      Fingers crossed. Do let me know how you get on:-)

  80. David

    It’d be a great gadget to help make really light fish or crab cakes I think:)

  81. Samantha Waters

    Your recipes are so delicious and I would love to win I would make corn beef hash with white sauce.

    1. Camilla

      You’re very kind, thank you!

  82. Janine Phillips

    Your scone sounds delicious, so I would be trying that out x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  83. tamalyn roberts

    i would make some stuffed red peppers with potatoe, onions, spinach and mushrooms. yummy

  84. melanie stirling

    Cheese,potato and ,whatever vegetables I have, cakes.

  85. Corina

    I’d probably just try a simple mashed potato first..

  86. gillbla

    I was given the Loveless cafe cookbook for Christmas and it has a recipe for mashed potato cake (as in a sweet, teatime cake) So I’d like to make that

    1. Camilla

      That sound interesting!

  87. olivia kirby

    rostis would be an obvious first thing. I may use the ricer for fruit purees and hubby would use it for super smooth mash. The bakeware looks awesome.
    I absolutely love the OXO stuff, we have some of the oxo tots range.

  88. Elizabeth

    Your scone looks and sounds lovely 🙂 I can’t see a Rafflecopter thingy though, and I’ve refreshed 3 times.

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