Added by Rohroh | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
3 lbs potatoes
3/4 lb flour
3/4 oz mixed spice
1 oz sugar
1+1/2 tsp seasalt
1 small cooking apple
Peel & chop potatoes.
Boil & mash well.
Sift flour with mixed spice, add sugar and salt. Add to potatoes.
Peel & grate small apple. Add to potatoes.
Mix well and knead lightly.
Make into mound, put on clean plate and cover with clean damp cloth.
Leave overnight to sour.
Next morning put mound into lightly greased slow cooker. Put lid on top, switch on and cook for about 6 hours.
([i]My grandmother and mother both used to make double the amount, wrap mound in cloth, put in enamelled can and boil in large pot for 6 hours plus. This gave it a more moist texture. Slow cooker makes nice crusty bits around the edge. Could be baked though haven't tried this[/i].)
Serve smallish portion with knob butter in centre and glass of cold milk.
This is traditional Hallowe'en fare in Co.Tyrone NI. Sticks to yer ribs on a cold Autumn evening!