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Potato as The Main Ingredient
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 to 8 ounces white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups freshly mashed potatoes (with milk)

    Cut butter into flour until it forms large granules. Add salt and baking powder, mix well. Mix in potatoes. Knead for a few minutes. Roll out onto lightly floured board with floured rolling pin. Cut into 2 rounds. Cook on a dry griddle or skillet until brown on both sides.
    Makes 2 cakes.

  • 4 1/2 cups potatoes, coarsely mashed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 onion
  • 2 large cooking apples, chopped
  • 1 handful chopped fresh sage and thyme
  • Salt and pepper

    To potatoes, add butter, onion, apples, herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well.

  • 2 large potato cakes (see below)
  • 2 large cooking apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons butter Lemon curd (see below)

    Mix. Divide dough into 2 parts. Roll out into 2 large circles. Peel apples and slice thinly. Layer apple slices on 1 circle of dough; cover with other. Pinch edges to seal. On greased griddle, cook slowly over low heat, turning once. When apples are cooked, remove top cake and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves and butter. Replace top cake and heat 5 minutes longer. Serve with lemon curd and hot tea.
    Makes 1 cake.