Make your own Irish potato bread
The first time I heard about potato bread was last year when I visited Ireland with Ellen. We had tasted a sorry excuse for the potato bread in the hotel breakfast but that was probably just reheated and definitely wasn’t tasty.
From the 1600s
Apparently potato bread stems from the 1600s when the potato started to become an important part of the Irish food culture. Making potato bread was a great way to get rid of excess leftover potato.
When I got home I made the potato bread and let me tell you: this is good! It is best eaten warm and with some delicious (Irish of course) butter melting on top. There are multiple recipes out there of course and there are also multiple ways to make it. Either in the oven or in a pan. I haven’t tried any of the other methods but I loved eating this.
Of course having just come back from another trip to Ireland it made me think of this recipe again, so I figured it was the perfect thing to share on a rainy Saturday. It’s quite simple to make so if you fancy a slice of warm Irish Potato bread with some delicious butter. Go for it! You won’t be sorry.
- 500 gr boiled fluffy potatoes
- 200 gr all purpose flour
- little bit of sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Officially you should be boiling the potatoes in their skin, remove the skin and pass the potatoes through a sieve. Of course you can also use a potato masher but make sure it is smooth. Not too many lumps.
- Add the flour, sugar and salt and mix until it is combined. This is easiest on the kitchen counter. Knead shortly with your hands. No longer than 30 seconds!
- Make a ball out of the dough and press it until you have a round disk of around 15 cm in diameter. Cut into 8 wedges
- Heat a pan with butter and bake the potato bread golden and cooked. Serve warm with butter!