Potato cake. How to cook your favorite childhood dessert?

Old home notebooks still contain grandmother’s recipes that never failed.

The Potato cake is one of your favorites! You can make this delicious dessert by baking the cakes. However, this is a rather laborious and time-consuming method. There are many recipes for delicious “Potatoes”. I chose the easiest and fastest.

Let’s try together to cook it from ready-made biscuit cookies or vanilla crackers. You will get a different taste, but this is the taste of distant childhood.

We need the following ingredients:

  • crackers or cookies – 500 grams;
  • can of condensed milk;
  • cocoa powder – 50 grams (two heaped tablespoons);
  • butter – 200 grams;
  • bitter or dark chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70% – 100 grams;
  • cognac – 30 ml;
  • candied fruits, nuts or vanilla sugar – to taste and desire (you can not add).

… Mom and my sister always instilled in me that the “Potato” cake is a third-rate product, they say, it is made from the remains and scraps of cakes and pastries. Whether it is true or not, it is difficult to say – the notorious human factor in manufacturing at the confectionery industry has not been canceled. Only childhood memories retained the delicate taste of dark lumps.

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Grind cookies or crackers with a blender or in a coffee grinder, meat grinder, or crush with a mortar until smooth without lumps.

We open a can of viscous condensed milk, restraining ourselves from the temptation to taste, mix with cocoa powder. Add melted butter to this mass, put on low heat and cook until the butter is completely dissolved. Mix the cocoa milk and butter thoroughly.

Melt the chocolate bar in a separate bowl in a water bath. The water in the pan is boiling, put a bowl of chocolate in it and wait for it to turn into a shiny mixture. Add cognac.

Mix brown creamy condensed milk with chocolate, leaving a little melted bar to decorate the cakes.

It remains to mix the cookie crumbs / rusks with a fragrant dark mass and shape from it into long columns of cakes to look like potatoes. As in childhood.

You can decorate with candied fruits, nuts, pour over the remaining melted chocolate.

Potato cake.  How to cook your favorite childhood dessert?
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Sometimes the “dough” turns out to be very dry, then the addition of a small amount of warm milk will come to the rescue. The main thing is not to overdo it. Otherwise, “homemade cakes” will become soup.

We spread the cakes on cut napkins, on a vase, let them soak.

… And even as a child, running along the dusty street, tired and happy, my sister and I ran to grandmother’s house for our favorite delicacy – a piece of bread (not always white), spread with margarine (my grandmother had no money for butter) and sprinkled with sugar.

I haven’t eaten anything tastier!

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