Potato Candy

According to my recipe, this is an “Old Pennsylvania Dutch Recipe.” It is super simple, and is probably quite tasty. The recipe does not say which type of potato to use.  I would think the starchier the better!

And just for fun, here is a picture of my Red Pontiacs I grew last summer.  It was my first attempt at potatoes and I was happy with the results.taters

Of course, I’d wash your taters before making candy out of them 🙂

Potato Candy – Old Pennsylvania Dutch Recipe

1 potato boiled and mashed

1 pinch salt

Rub in 4X confectioner’s sugar to mold.  Flavor and color to taste. Shape as desired. Roll in chocolate shot or melted chocolate. Use as any fondant.

What is chocolate shot??


Recipe Card Thursday: Orange Poison Nut Cake??

When I first read this card, I was like… poison nut cake?  What?


I did eventually figure out that this says Orange Raisin Nut Cake (Goldie) as opposed to poison nut cake.

1/4 cup shortening creamed with

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg beaten

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup raisins, dates or figs, chopped

1/4 cup nuts

grated rind of one orange

Sift 1 cup flour with 1/2 tsp. soda and 1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup sour or butter milk

Mix well.

Bake in 8 X 8 tin in oven at 375.

While warm spread with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup orange juice.

The recipe doesn’t say how long to bake it for, so start out at 25-30 minutes, and use a toothpick in the center.  Don’t bake until it’s dry, but some crumb comes up with the toothpick.

Brown Sugar Icing and Cocoa Icing

Since everyone bakes in the winter, I thought I would post a couple recipes for homemade icings that are really yummy.  Taste soooo much better than the container stuff.  The brown sugar frosting is good on simple yellow cake, or a spice cake.  Experiment with different types of cocoa.  You can get the plain, dark chocolate, or the deep black cocoa that is truly black.  And oh, so yummy.

Brown Sugar Icing

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

1/3 cup water

Beat until it spins a thread, then add 2 well beaten egg whites. Beat until thick.


Cocoa Icing

½ lb. powdered sugar

1 tbsp. butter

3 tsp. cocoa

Enough hot coffee to make it spread well.