Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rainy day

This rainy Sunday called for a fun project for Charlie and me. Today I decided we would make potato candy, just like my grandma used to make. I'd never tried making it before, but I knew it was fairly easy. The recipe that I took down from my mom was something along the lines of: "mash a small potato, add a little milk, and then mix with a bunch of powdered sugar." Then you take that, roll it out, slather a layer of peanut butter, roll it up, then slice it, and you end up with little rolled up pieces of potato candy. It's delicious. But did you notice anything missing up there? Like measurements?

So, in case you read this post and give in to the temptation to make your own, I'll save you a little hassle and let you know how much of what worked for me. :) And I'll tell you this, too, it's VERY sweet. A little goes a looooong way. And it's not exactly a health food--I told you it's candy, right? So don't judge.

As I said, you take a very small potato and cook it (I microwaved it) so that you can mash it (without the skin). Then mash it with about a tablespoon of milk. Gradually add almost a pound of powdered sugar. Yes, I said almost a POUND. I used a pound, and it was just slightly difficult to mold. Then you work that into a dough, and split it in half. Then roll each ball to about 1/4-inch thickness. A trick that I used is to roll it between two sheets of parchment paper. Works like a charm, and then I didn't have to wash my rolling pin. Once you get it all spread out, slather on your peanut butter. Roll it up so that it looks something like a burrito (as Charlie said), and then slice it into your bite-size candies.

Charlie really loved making this as well as eating it. So yummy!

1 comment:

  1. It has peanut butter...that makes it health food!! :) It looks like Charlie is having a great time.