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Mini honey potatoes with date & truffle ricotta dip

These Christmas cheese and thyme stuffed dates, drizzled in honey, include potatoes to dip. A group of golden, glistening thyme-flecked potatoes on the canapé table is truly a sight to behold.

This recipe was created by Emma Hatcher.



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20 minutes

cooking time


30 minutes



Serves 6


  • 750g baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons runny honey
  • Flaky salt, to serve

For the dip

  • 200g ricotta
  • 150g sour cream
  • Drizzle of truffle oil, to taste
  • Medjool dates, stones removed and finely chopped


Heat the oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, gas mark 6.
Wash the potatoes well and bring a large pan of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until almost tender, then drain.
Tip the potatoes onto a roasting tray and drizzle with olive oil, then nestle the thyme sprigs amongst the potatoes and season well with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are crisp and golden on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.
While the potatoes are cooking, make the dip by combining the ricotta and sour cream in a bowl. Add a drizzle of truffle oil to taste and season well with salt and pepper. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with the chopped dates.
Remove the potatoes from the oven and drizzle over the honey, tossing to make sure they’re evenly covered. Tip the potatoes out onto a platter and sprinkle with a generous few pinches of flaky salt. Nestle the bowl of dip alongside the potatoes and serve.

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