Monday, January 11, 2016

FUDGE! With Mashed Potatoes!

We have a saying at the Launchpad - "don't yuck someone else's yum." For those in need of gluten-free desserts.  Mashed Potatoes!  Who Knew?  From Saveur, via this list on BuzzFeed of gluten-free desserts.

Mashed Potato Fudge

Makes About 1 1/2 Pounds

  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped 
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing 
  • 1 (1-lb.) box confectioners' sugar, sifted 
  • 1⁄2 cup plain mashed potatoes 
  • 2 tsp. milk 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1⁄8 tsp. kosher salt 
  • 1⁄2 cup finely chopped walnuts 

Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted, 3-5 minutes. Remove bowl from pan and let cool slightly. Stir in sugar, potatoes, milk, vanilla, and salt until dough forms. Using hands, knead dough briefly in bowl until smooth. Press into a greased 8” square pan; sprinkle with the chopped walnuts. Chill fudge 1 hour before cutting into squares.

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