Thursday, 2 April 2009

Potato Delights - Delicias de batata

These delights are from Ribatejo Province and they are made with mashed potato that give them an interesting texture. They are delicate and very sweet.


3 oz (90 gr) ground almonds
31/2 oz (100 gr) mashed potatoes
7 0z (200 gr) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 tablespoon butter
3 eggs
3 tablespoons water


Mix the water with the sugar and boil to make a light syrup ( achieved very quickly, almost immediately after reaching boiling point - 101ºC/215ºF).
Add the mashed potato and almonds. Boil until thick, over a low flame, stirring. Set aside until almost cold. Add the eggs and flour and beat well.
Bake the mixture in well- buttered patty tins, at 210ºC/425ºF/gas 7 for 20 minuteas or until golden brown. Take out of the tins carefully, before they are completely cold.


  1. Those sound wonderful! Great use of mashed potatoes - I would love to try one!

  2. I love the photos with the flowers on the plate too. That is so pretty!

  3. Wow -- almonds, mashed potatoes, and corn flour? So I'm guessing this comes out really moist and fluffy in texture? They look awesome. In fact, I wish I could eat one now!

  4. Such an interesting recipe...almond and potato? I should definitely try it! Great pictures!

  5. Wow,
    Absolutely gorgeous, its completely new to me.
    Lovely photos x