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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Sweet Potato Traybake and One Potato Two Potato Linky for June

It's my turn to host One Potato, Two Potato linky for June and I cannot wait to see all of your vegetarian makes and bakes using potato or sweet potato.  I decided to bake a Sweet Potato Traybake for packed lunches, and made another one to take to work as it went down so well with my lot.  

Sweet Potato Traybake

150g softened butter
150g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
4 free range eggs, I used large eggs
300g peeled and grated sweet potato
1 Tblsp orange zest
120g sultanas or raisins
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 or 2 tsp mixed spice (pumpkin pie spice)

200g cream cheese
75g icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 200C/Fan 180C/400F/Gas Mark 6.  Line a 30cm x 20cm (12 inch x 8 inch) traybake tin with non-stick baking paper.  

Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, this usually takes 3 - 5 minutes.  Beat in the vanilla and eggs one at a time, beating well after adding each egg to ensure it is properly incorporated before adding the next one.

Add the grated sweet potato, orange zest, and sultanas.  Mix until combined.  Sift in the flour, baking power, baking soda, and mixed spice.  Gently stir until completely combined, don't beat the mixture at this stage or the traybake will be tough.  Pour into the prepared tin and level the top.

Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, or until it springs back to the touch and a skewer inserted comes out free of crumbs.  Leave to cool in the tin before turning it out.  

Beat the icing sugar, cream cheese and orange zest together and spread over the cooled cake.  Slice and serve.  

To join in with the One Potato Two Potato linky, simply…

Blog any vegetarian recipe that features potatoes or sweet potatoes.

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The closing date is the 26th of the month and a roundup and the next month’s linky should be posted at the start of the following month.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

One Potato, Two Potato Round-up for April

I hosted the One Potato, Two Potato linky in April, do check out Helen's post for May, and link up your delicious vegetarian potato and/or sweet potato recipes.  

Helen devised the brilliant One Potato, Two Potato linky idea and I came on board as co-host.  The humble potato and sweet potato are great ingredients, so versatile, and there are so many delicious ways to use them in recipes - both as star of the dish and as a side dish.  Do check out Family, Friends, Food as Helen's blog is filled with fabulous recipes, and she is a top UK Kosher food blogger too.

In April there were 5 delicious dishes linked up, we would love to see many more ideas next month so do join in if you have blogged, or are planning to blog, a vegetarian recipe using potatoes and/or sweet potatoes.

Foodie Quine created delicious Potato Rosti and Quails Egg Easter Nests, which would be a delicious party nibble or dinner party starter - not just for Easter.

Searching for Spice recreated Sweet Potato Brownies by Deliciously Ella.  The brownies were deliciously squidgy like traditional ones but contain no refined sugar.  They look utterly scrumptious!

Deliciously Ella's Sweet potato brownies

Everyday Healthy Recipes cooked a hearty Mushroom Asparagus Potato Casserole with Herbs, very timely as British asparagus is now in season and the weather is rather chilly at the moment.

Mushroom Asparagus Potato Casserole with Herbs

Kitchen Byte made delicious Potato and Cheese Pierogi, oh my goodness these tasty morsels are definitely on my recipes to try list.  Potato and cheese in delicious little parcels, my dream snacks right there! 

Allotment 2 Kitchen created these delicious Thyme Oregano Miso Spice Potatoes which turned potatoes into flavourful morsels that were a fab accompaniment to vegetarian meatballs.

Thank you so much to those who joined the linky, we can't wait to see all the delicious recipes linked up to the May post over on Helen's blog!