Aren’t jacket potatoes great? My life, in all seriousness and smallness, was changed when my ex’s mum stared at my gormless face as she pulled teeny, tiny jacket potatoes out of the oven. “It’s a way of cooking, not a size” she tutted. What a revelation: now jacket potatoes could be part of my meal, not the backbone to carry beans and cheese/cheese and sweetcorn/tuna mayo. Though I love these, maybe a little too much – but now I could have jacket potatoes more often.
With lucky timing for comfort food padding as we all contend with the Beast from the East, let’s get using up our jacket potatoes that might be sitting around, needing some love. There’s got to be more ideas that a bubble or a hash, love them as I do… well, time for some StorrCupboard magic.
(Note: this Rachel Roddy pizza is a brilliant vessel for a solitary spud. It does, I think, need a fresh pizza base, so I didn’t post it as an option that everyone would try. And I pointed you guys to a pizza last week. So consider this a double carb bonus … Also: the mixed root veg cakes from a few weeks back are traditionally plain potato cakes, and would work well, too).
So, I know that this isn’t super quick but we are talking potatoes here. So, this is relative…
Bahahaaaa I haven’t told my kids there’s mash potato in their cake! Think carrot cake: that’s not weird is it? And a drizzle cake is *supposed* to be dense, zingy and this one certainly is.
This recipe calls for mash, but that’s not essential – just mash up your leftover jackets. I didn’t have quite enough potato, so added some extra flour, and it just fine (I don’t need cake to be gluten free, but some GF flour would be fine, too).
I had one blood orange, one lemon and two limes in the fridge, so that’s why my cake is a pretty pink colour. And tastes great.
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