Potatoes are not dessert or are they?

29 Oct

Hello from a windy and wet South Western Ontario..a good day to spend in the kitchen.

I baked a bread with sunflower seeds

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and I made a dessert with potatoes, yes, you read right, potatoes.


But first, I had a special visitor.


And that is why I am a bit late.

Because after the little man left with his mom and his baby sister, I cleaned up and had first of all a cup of coffee and my feet up.

I add a bit of cinnamon and cocoa powder to my filter with the coffee…with homemade cashew milk and I feel I died and went to coffee haven.( you will do, too)

You know, I rather spend time with my family than running around to clean my house, before you know it, they are all grown up and I will be the old gran.

Now I am still just gran and able to run through the forest with him, walking with baby Owynne on my arm..who cares if the floors are clean, well I must say, I do not.

But now to the recipe for the potato dessert.

You need a kilo of potatoes, boiled in their skin

75 g of butter

100 – 150 g of flour, all purpose

3 egg yolk

apricot jam

3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar


Peel the boiled potatoes ( You can boil them the day before), put them through a press, add 1 tablespoon of melted butter, the egg yolks and bit by bit of the flour. Knead it into a nice dough and roll into a roll.

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Now cut the roll into equal pieces, about 3 cm long.

Wet your hands and pick up a piece, put an indentation in and fill with a teaspoon of apricot jam. Close the dumpling and roll and put aside.

Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Now put the dumplings in boiling water, one after the other and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

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In the meantime melt the rest of the butter, add the breadcrumbs, vanilla sugar ( I always buy vanilla beans and put them in a mason jar with sugar, so you always have vanilla sugar at hand),cinnamon and mix well.

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Remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon, sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over and enjoy

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…with my coffee, it was just so yummy.

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If it is not sweet enough, just pour a bit of maple syrup over…

Now you can make a dessert out of potatoes and really confuse your guests at the next dinner party.



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