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Wartime mashed potato fudge

Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 2:35 PM

During the second world war, rationing meant that sugar, butter and chocolate were rare, precious commodities that needed to be savoured. This simple recipe stretched out the meagre weekly ration amounts for an adult with the addition of a surprise ingredient... potato! Potatoes and bread were two of the few foods not rationed and ensured that a good old chip butty fuelled hungry bellies.

This would have been eaten on celebrations or as a special treat 

50g Butter, melted

150g mashed Potato

150g icing sugar

200g plain chocolate, melted

1 heaped tablespoon cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Push the mashed potato through a metal sieve or use a ricer to make a smooth lump free mash. Place into a bowl with the melted butter, and icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla essence and melted chocolate and beat again. Scrape out into a 6” tin, lined with baking paper or cling Film and place in the fridge until set ( normally a couple of hours) cut into squares and serve . It’s best to serve this direct from the fridge, don’t let it warm up or it will go soft x

Categories: Chocolate... chocolate and more chocolate!, Sweets, treats and chocolates...., Just like Grandma used to make