- Skill level
- Preparation Time
- 10 minutes
- Cooking Time
- 20 minutes
- Serves 2
These mash volcanoes are a great way of getting the kids enthused about vegetables as they create the perfect lava eruption for dinner.
- 300g potatoes (Desiree works well, but any creamy all-rounder would do)
- 75ml milk
- 20g-30g butter
- 30g grated cheese (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- Ketchup ‘lava’
- Additional veg to serve – broccoli ‘trees’ and pea ‘boulders’
- 1Peel the potatoes and chop into chunks. Put into a pan of salted water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 15 – 20 minutes until soft and tender.
- 2Towards the end of the potatoes’ cooking time, cook the other veg that you’re using.
- 3Switch off the heat and drain the potatoes through a colander. Return them to the pan for a couple of minutes to dry off any remaining water.
- 4Put the butter and milk into a microwavable bowl or cup and heat briefly until the milk is warm and the butter is melted.
- 5Mash the potatoes, (or use a potato ricer) until they are smooth. Add the butter and milk mix, mash in and season to taste.
- 6If you’re adding grated cheese pop that in and stir through.
- 7Pile out half the potato mix onto each plate and smooth into a volcano shape.
- 8Make a well in the centre and add the ketchup lava then arrange the additional vegetables around the foot of the volcano.
- 9Serve immediately and be prepared for any eruptions!