Saturday, October 3, 2009

Potato Boston Bun

This is especially for the man of the house - its one of his favourites - no butter in it you see, that means he can eat more of it. (his reasoning not mine). I usually make it with left over mashed potato (no onion or pepper) but if you want to start from scratch I find that one good sized potato is plenty. I cook the potato in the microwave for about 4 minutes then mash it with a potato masher. Here's the recipe if you'd like it:

1/2 cup each of mashed potato, caster sugar, milk, dried fruit (I use sultanas)
1 cup of self raising flour. (I mix wholemeal & white)
Beat the sugar & potato together until they are creamy (I use an electric beater)
Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined.
Pour mixture into a 7 inch (18cms) sandwich pan and bake at 180 for 35 to 40 mins. Test with a skewer as for a normal cake.
I ice it with vanilla flavoured icing and sprinkle the top with coconut. I put about a teaspoon of melted butter in the icing as I find it holds its shape better, but of course that's optional.
It's yummy spread with butter but nice without if you're watching your colesterol.
You can bake it in a loaf pan for probably the same length of time but I've never done that so I can't say how long it takes.
After two hours pulling weeds yesterday you can't even see where I've been so I'll be back at it today. Ah Spring. Bye for now until next time.


  1. G'Day, I came for a visit via Bimbimbees blog. I like.

  2. Lovely to meet you linda may. Thanks for popping in. I feel I know you already, my sister is Linda and May was my Mum's name.

  3. Potato? In a cake? That sounds so weird I must try it one day. Not this month though. I am on a cake free month because we had 3 birthdays in 4 weeks which is tough on the waistline. One of the best things about blogs is if you see a recipe you can go back and look it up later.

  4. Hello Melanie. So glad you don't subscribe to Rick's theory re eating more because it has no butter. Honestly it doesn't taste of potato, just a bit like a yeast bun.

  5. yum Im trying this soon, looks so yum and was told ur boy loves it too x

  6. It really is dead easy pupurs and, being without shortening, possibly a little better for us than some cakes. That's what I tell myself anyway. xxx

  7. I love Boston Bun so will have to try this recipe out !
    Thanks for popping by my blog today...and I had so much fun making those PJs that I am going to make some more...purchased more cotton voile , pink, last night, while at Spotlight waiting to see if I won the lucky door prize of an elna sewing such luck though !