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French bread pizzas and mashed potato moomins

December 17, 2011

I made a batch of mashed potato (we do still have quite a lot of potatoes to eat), but I decided to save it for tomorrow (it’s very useful as I have mentioned before).  However, as one bowl of mash looks very similar to another…..the photos could get boring.

So this evening the beloved, Arlo and I dined on the leftover watercress and potato soup (see yesterday’s blog post) and French bread pizzas (make a tomato sauce: garlic, tomatoes, salt and pepper cooked in olive oil and stirred occasionally until soft, then add some tomato passata (sieved cooked tomatoes); cut a French bread baguette into 4 inch long pieces and cut the pieces in half and liberally dollop the tomato sauce over each cut half, top with mozarella and an olive or two and bung in the oven till the cheese has melted). Eat hot, but don’t burn your tongue!

I did discover though that mashed potato makes a surprisingly good modelling medium….. and, as today is my good friend Jess’s birthday, and she is a fan of Tove Jansson (Finnish writer and illustrator of the Moomin books) I thought I’d share this mashed potato moomin – just mashed potato this time – no icing sugar. (None of us could bear to eat him.)

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  1. jessicsa meredith permalink
    December 18, 2011 11:44 am

    Thanks Cake am honoured at birthday moomin sculpture !It looks ready to leave the plate and make friends with your mice,we love the eyes ,potatoes at their best x

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