Sunday, February 26, 2012
Irish Potatoes, My Grandmother's Recipe
So why are Seth and Jenn posting a picture of potatoes? Because they aren’t potatoes, nor do they even have any potato in them! Instead of being starchy tubers, these are super duper sweet confections rolled in cinnamon. This fun trompe l'oeil candy recipe actually comes from my grandmother. She brings out this recipe one time a year, and that day, unsurprisingly, is St. Patrick’s Day! We just love the way these treats play with the senses, looking like a potato and tasting like candy.
4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
1 pound confectioner’s sugar
½ cup coconut flakes
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup marshmallow crème
3 tablespoons cinnamon
Cream butter, confectioner’s sugar, coconut flakes, vanilla extract, and marshmallow crème together. If the batter doesn’t come together, add a bit of milk to the mixture. Shape into potatoes. Roll each “potato” in the cinnamon.