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    • newlywed
    • By newlywed 23rd Jun 09, 2:48 PM
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    Potato Farls.....
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 2:48 PM
    Potato Farls..... 23rd Jun 09 at 2:48 PM
    Hi all, I love to eat potato farls toasted for breakfast with poached eggs on top

    Unfortunately I have just realised that the Ian Rankin potato farls cost more than twice as much as the eggs

    So I need some recipes and some advice please

    I want to make my own potato farls and cook them then freeze them and just reheat in the toaster from frozen.

    Does anyone have a recipe at all?

    Or any alternative suggestions for my eggies? - lots of bought bread and breakfast muffins are not possible due to sesame allergies :rolleyes:.

    If not.... I may have to go back to the porridge oats I'm so bored of

    Thanks.
    Last edited by newlywed; 25-06-2009 at 1:23 PM.

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    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 23rd Jun 09, 3:17 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 3:17 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 3:17 PM
    I can't eat most bread based products due to an issue with yeast and buy Mr T's own potato cakes...they're 46p for a pack of 6....might be worth a try if you can't find a decent recipe.
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    • newlywed
    • By newlywed 23rd Jun 09, 3:20 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 3:20 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 3:20 PM
    I can't eat most bread based products due to an issue with yeast and buy Mr T's own potato cakes...they're 46p for a pack of 6....might be worth a try if you can't find a decent recipe.
    Originally posted by Pooky
    That sounds better, thanks, but I haven't seen them in the Tesco I go to :confused: Maybe I need to go out to the big Tesco and stock up as the Ian Rankin Irwins ones are £1.08 for 4 in Sainsbugs

    That makes T = 7.6 p each and the Rankin ones 27p each

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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 23rd Jun 09, 3:29 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 3:29 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 3:29 PM
    Hi newlywed,

    This is how I make potato farls although here it is known as potato bread. It isnít an exact recipe so I havenít included measurements, but it is very easy and cheap to make, and very soon youíll get a feel for how stiff the dough should be.


    Mashed potato Ė I use left over rather than make it specially
    Butter Ė a good couple of knobs
    A pinch of salt
    Plain flour



    -Warm up the left over mash

    -Add a little salt

    -Add the butter and stir through until completely melted

    -Start to add the flour and mix it into the mash (I use a large metal spoon to start off with, but usually end up using my hands)

    -Continue to add flour until the mix feels like a stiff dough

    -Divide the dough into balls

    -Roll into circles that will fit into your frying pan (about 5mm thick)

    -Cut the circle into quarters

    -Lightly dust both sides with flour

    -Preheat the frying pan (or flat griddle if you have one) to a medium heat

    -Dry fry the potato bread (no oil or butter). At this stage you just want to cook the dough rather than fry it.

    -Turn occasionally. Itís ready when itís beginning to brown in patches.

    -Cool on a wire rack.

    At first just try making one piece at a time so that if the consistency isnít quite right you can knead more flour into your dough.



    It will keep in the fridge for a couple of days and freezes very well. I normally make it in batches and freeze.

    For variations, add black pepper or chives

    To cook: Preheat frying pan to hot, fry in butter and serve immediately.


    For pics have a look here

    Pink
    • newlywed
    • By newlywed 23rd Jun 09, 3:53 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 3:53 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 3:53 PM
    Thanks Pink - that's great

    This is the whole reason I love this forum

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  • luckys mum
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 5:06 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 5:06 PM
    I use the same recipe as pinks, but I roll it all out at the one time and cut out circles with a large round cutter and cook in the same way. They are eaten as soon as they come off the pan, so there isnt a lot left to freeze. Its a great way to use up left over mash.
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 6:18 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 6:18 PM
    Ooh, I'm starving. Must go cook some spuds!
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 6:54 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 09, 6:54 PM
    [QUOTE=Pink-winged;22719165]Hi newlywed,

    Mashed potato Ė I use left over rather than make it specially


    Hi, this is just how my Dad would make it when we were kids.
    Loved it straight off the griddle (though he called it a 'girdle') with lashings of butter, then fried for breakfast the next morning with eggs and bacon.

    I tried for a long time to make it and couldn't work out where I was going wrong. It was the left over mash.
    I always used plenty of milk and butter in my mash, but i never made nice potato bread.
    I left out the milk eventualy, and the result was heavenly.
    It is now one of my own childrens favourites, and it is always to be found in my freezer.

    Pink.... your potato bread looks gorgeous, do you make soda farls too?
    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 24th Jun 09, 3:28 PM
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    • 24th Jun 09, 3:28 PM
    Thanks pink, had a look at your flikr site too some great recipes there x
    • newlywed
    • By newlywed 24th Jun 09, 3:34 PM
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    Right I've ordered my potatoes in my online delivery and will be attempting this at the weekend

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    • redruby
    • By redruby 24th Jun 09, 4:18 PM
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    Pink, they look great, and the photos are great a real help, thanks so much for posting this, I must admit I have never even tried one of these, but they look delish, Im going to make some next week , thanks again.
    • 2boysmum
    • By 2boysmum 24th Jun 09, 6:50 PM
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    DH was just asking me the other day if I knew how to make them, ended up buying him a pack from Morrisons. Pink, your photos are great, a great help
  • SuziQ
    Looking at those photos has made me very hungry!
    Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it!
  • skiTTish
    Would rice flour work with this ? they sound really nice ,cheers
  • Pretani
    Ian Rankin?...I take it you mean Paul Rankin.

    Paul Rankin's stuff is Mankin. Wouldn't waste the time in buying that pricks products. Over priced and not that good anyhow.

    Better trying to get your hands on some traditional brand names like Ormo or Irwins.
  • frugalswan
    Mmm, thank you for this, Pink! I'll be giving this a try for definite, as I always manage to cook too much mash for the two of us. Now I'll have a legitimate reason to cook some extra
    Continually trying the Grocery Challenge. Gotta keep trying!
    • HariboJunkie
    • By HariboJunkie 24th Jun 09, 10:36 PM
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    Ian Rankin?...I take it you mean Paul Rankin.

    Paul Rankin's stuff is Mankin. Wouldn't waste the time in buying that pricks products. Over priced and not that good anyhow.

    Better trying to get your hands on some traditional brand names like Ormo or Irwins.
    Originally posted by Pretani
    No need to call him names is there? :rolleyes: And Ormo and Irwins are rarely available outside Ireland.

    I can confirm that Pink's recipe is great and has been adopted as mine now.
    • newlywed
    • By newlywed 25th Jun 09, 7:52 AM
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    Ian Rankin?...I take it you mean Paul Rankin.

    Paul Rankin's stuff is Mankin. Wouldn't waste the time in buying that pricks products. Over priced and not that good anyhow.

    Better trying to get your hands on some traditional brand names like Ormo or Irwins.
    Originally posted by Pretani
    Sorry yes they are Paul Rankin .... and they are in fact made by Irwins!!!
    http://www.irwinsbakery.co.uk/products/brand/2/rankin-selection/

    Yeah I thought they were overpriced but I live down south and potato farls aren't that easy to come by!!! That was the whole reason for this thread
    Last edited by newlywed; 25-06-2009 at 7:54 AM.

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  • Pretani
    Yeah I thought they were overpriced but I live down south and potato farls aren't that easy to come by!!!
    Originally posted by newlywed
    Jeekers, they must just be an Ulster thing. You learn something knew everyday
    • newlywed
    • By newlywed 25th Jun 09, 8:03 AM
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    I live in the south of england, that is

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