Monday, April 12, 2010
Last night for dinner I made a sweet potato and pear and prune mash that was really yummy (if you're interested, just boil or steam 4 cubed sweet potatoes, 1-2 cubed pears and 15 pitted prunes together, then mash with salt and butter).
It was super yummy except that I tried to sneak a dash of cinnamon in, and Robbie detected it ... he's not a fan, and I'm always trying to get away with it ...
So the rest of the mash was rejected by the Cinnamon Hater, but we had heaps of leftovers.
What to do with all my beautiful, organic sweet potato mash?
I found the perfect recipe in a vegan-ish cookbook that was actually the first cookbook I ever purchased: The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen and adapted it to be not-quite-so vegan. I love butter too much!
Recycled Sweet Potato Scones
2 c whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 c cold, cubed butter
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
1 c mashed sweet potatoes or pumpkin or yams*
2 Tbs milk (if necessary)
*mine of course have the offending cinnamon in them already, feel free to add some if you want
**try to use organic ingredients when you can
1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F. Line a baking sheet or pizza stone with baking paper.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the butter cubes and crumble it together with your fingers till it looks like breadcrumbs. Add the oil and mix. Then add the potatoes and mix.
3. It should be a sticky dough ... if it's not, add a little bit of milk. I didn't need to, as my mash was super moist already.
4. Roll little balls of dough about 2 in (5 cm) in circumference, put them on the tray and flatten them slightly. You should get 12 or more scones this way.
5. Put them in the oven for 15-20 min. Let them cool slightly, but not too much! You want them to be nice and warm to melt the butter you'll put on them.
6. These come out (as my friend Justine would say) "stern." So, super-kid friendly as they are. But I melted butter and drizzled honey on mine and they were perfect and not-so-stern anymore. By the way, C.H. didn't mind or taste the cinnamon in the baked version!