As it was St Patrick's Day yesterday, i thought it was a perfect time to try out my recipe for Rustic Irish Potato Bread.
I'm part-Irish, so i like doing something traditional on St Paddy's Day.
Although in Ireland, they tend to eat Potato Bread on a sunday for breakfast with eggs and tomatoes..
I was really hungry after going for a Guinness in the local so thought there was no time like the present!
I had mine with a yummy fried egg :)
Rustic Irish Potato Bread recipe
250g Potatoes - peeled and cubed
Knob of butter
1/2 - 1 mugs of Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Boil your Potatoes in salted water until mashable.
Mash using a potato ricer/masher with a knob of Butter and a pinch of Salt.
Sift the Flour, little by little, into the mash potato until it forms a soft dough. The amount depends on the moisture content of the potato, so use your judgement.
Keep adding the flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
Roll the dough out onto a floured surface so it's about 1cm thick.
Dust with extra flour as you roll.
Tidy the edges (using a knife) and cut into squares.
It will look rustic but that is the look you're after.
Place into a large frying pan over a high heat - no need for oil or butter.
Turn the heat down after a few minutes.
Cook on each side until golden. Dab a bit of butter onto the bread once cooked.
Serve with just butter, or add other breakfast items such as fried/scrambled egg, mushrooms, tomatoes or even bacon or sausages!
Trust me! It sounds a little complicated but i was surprised by just how easy it is to make!