Today we made Potato Apple Tart With Cinnamon Glaze!
1C cooked mashed potatoes, 1T butter, melted; 1/4t salt, 1T brown sugar, 4T flour
Filling: 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1T brown sugar, 1T butter
Glaze: 1 1/3C powdered sugar, 1/2T cinnamon, 1T water
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix together potatoes, melted butter, salt and brown sugar.
Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough.
Press half of this into a small, round greased cake pan. Mix filling ingredients.
Spread on top of dough in pan.
Evenly press remaining dough on top. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Stir together glaze ingredients until barely spreadable.
Spread on tart.
Makes 2 servings.
Today we made Potato Candy!
1 medium potato, 1 1/2C to 2C powdered sugar, 1/2t vanilla extract, 1/2t almond extract, pinch salt, 1/2C dried or candied fruit and/or nuts
This recipe is from “Jewish Cookery” by Leah H. Leonard, originally published in 1949.
Boil and mash the potato.
When cool, add extracts. Work in salt and powdered sugar until rollable– about 10 minutes.
Knead on lightly sugared surface until smooth. Work in coarsely chopped fruit and/or nuts.
Roll into balls. Store chilled.
Today I made Potato Brownies!
1/2C butter, 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, 2 eggs, 1 1/2C sugar, 2 medium potatoes, baked, peeled and mashed, 1C flour
Melt butter with chocolate.
Cool 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F.
Stir in flour. Blend well.
Add potatoes. Blend well.
Turn into 13″ X 9″ greased pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t overbake.
Today I made Mock Macaroons!
1 medium potato, baked and mashed, 14oz shredded coconut, 1/4t salt, 1t vanilla extract, 3C powdered sugar, 10oz bittersweet chocolate, 1/3C water
Thoroughly mix first four ingredients. Gradually work in powdered sugar. Blend well.
Shape into balls and place on foil-lined cookie sheet. Chill 2 or more hours. Melt chocolate with water, stirring constantly. Dip each ball in chocolate.
Chill 2 or more hours.