Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ireland. Halloween Potato Apple Cake.

The most important religious festival in Ireland marks the end of the harvest on October 31. All Hallows Eve is better known as Halloween. In this day eating meat was forbidden and the traditional Halloween dishes don't contain meat. Between them are potato apple cake, boxty pancakes and pudding or colcannon, barm and blackberry pies.

Potato Apple Cake

  • 500 g potatoes, freshly boiled in skins
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 apples
  • flakes of butter
  • sugar granulated
Peel and mush potatoes, add salt and butter. Add flour and make a smooth dough. Shape the potato dough into a round disc and cut into quarters.
Peel apples and remove the core. Slice thinly and cover two quarters of the potato dough with slices of apple. Then take and cover with the remaining two quarters. Press the edges down firmly. Cook 10 minutes on both sides on low flame in a large heavy skillet or pancake pan. Carefully remove the tops of the potato cakes and sprinkle apples with butter flakes and sugar. Then return the tops to the skillet so the butter and sugar melt.

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