For as long as I can remember, I have loved this recipe. My sister used to make it a lot and I simply could not get enough. And every time, I would look at her in horror (maybe even disgust) when she told me it was potato loaf.
What???? How could something so sweet and tasty have potato in it because seriously, a loaf of potato doesn’t really sound all that appealing as an afternoon tea or sweet snack. But it is so good and you will no doubt be thankful for me sharing this delicious recipe!
It is perfect while still warm from the oven with some melted butter smeared on it, cut into slices. Also a great school or work lunch snack that is not entirely unhealthy (it has sultanas… that is fruit & potato of course… veggies).
Here is the recipe:
1 cup cooked mashed potato
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins/sultanas
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees (350 degrees F).
- Grease and flour a loaf pan.
- Cream together potatoes, sugar and milk.
- Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Fold in raisins.
- Sprinkle extra sugar and cinnamon on top with a couple of dabs of butter.
- Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until ready.