Sweet potato, whats your take

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Re: Sweet potato, whats your take

Postby PatsyMFagan » October 20th, 2017, 8:49 am

I love sweet potato ... I usually roast mine alongside white spuds. Any leftovers are then blitzed into a soup - Indeed I have done that with them in any event :chops: Some restaurants offer them as an alternative to French fries .. they are nice too, however, you have to like their sweetness in the first place. I wonder if they can be used in a cake mix ???
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Re: Sweet potato, whats your take

Postby suffolk » October 20th, 2017, 9:46 am

PatsyMFagan wrote:I wonder if they can be used in a cake mix ???

Apparently they can Patsy ... loadsa recipies out there https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sweet ... e&ie=UTF-8
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Re: Sweet potato, whats your take

Postby Herbidacious » October 20th, 2017, 11:35 am

EmWilk wrote:This is the HFW recipe Rocky... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/aug/26/vegetable-recipes-fearnley-whittingstall

But I used bns instead as I had it and I swapped the cream for coconut milk (I just used the thick cream on top and then a bit of the watery milk to loosen the whole 'sauce' mix). Think I used fresh chilli instead of flakes and a bit of soy sauce too for saltiness.

Very very rich but nice for a change! We had ours with salmon fillets brushed with gochugang paste and some quickly pickled cucumber and carrot - random!


I have made that too. Very nice and very rich, as you say, especially if you have it as a main, like I did, rather than a side.

I have also just made a straight(ish) dauphinoise using half sweet potato and half 'proper' potato with a hint of chilli to cut through the sweetness and richness.

The new Nigel Slater just arrived on my desk, and he suggests a bubble and squeak with cumin, dried chilli flakes and mild paprika, using kale instead of cabbage.

Ah. Here it is!
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Re: Sweet potato, whats your take

Postby earthmaiden » October 20th, 2017, 2:50 pm

Patsy - have a look at the book that Kavey recently promoted on her blog. It has loads of cake recipes all of which contain vegetables!

I plan to make some ginger cookies which contain pumpkin for the people I have coming round at Halloween. (I think that sweet potato or butternut squash would work too).
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Re: Sweet potato, whats your take

Postby PatsyMFagan » October 26th, 2017, 9:32 am

suffolk wrote:
PatsyMFagan wrote:I wonder if they can be used in a cake mix ???

Apparently they can Patsy ... loadsa recipies out there https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sweet ... e&ie=UTF-8


earthmaiden wrote:Patsy - have a look at the book that Kavey recently promoted on her blog. It has loads of cake recipes all of which contain vegetables!


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