Homemade smiley faces

Season
Autumn/Winter
Skill level
Novice
Preparation Time
25 minutes, plus 30 minutes resting
Cooking Time
20-25 minutes
Serves
Serves Makes 25-30
Categories
Vegetarian
Side dish

A recreation of the classic school favourite, these potato smiley faces are the perfect comfort food without the added guilt.

Ingredients

  • 800g Maris Piper potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour

Method

  1. 1Peel and boil the potatoes until soft. Mash and place in a bowl.
  2. 2Combine the salt with the breadcrumbs and add to the mash.
  3. 3Add the beaten egg and mix through to form a very wet dough.
  4. 4Sieve in the flour and cornflour and use your hands to form a dough. If it is too wet add a little more flour.
  5. 5Cover and place in the fridge for 30 mins or longer. Dough can be made in advance and kept in fridge until required.
  6. 6Pre-heat oven to 180 ˚C.
  7. 7Place a sheet of baking paper on a board and sprinkle a generous amount of flour on it. Roll out the dough to the thickness of a pound coin.
  8. 8Using a round cookie cutter, cut out the circles and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  9. 9Use a straw to make the holes for the eyes and a tbsp to make the mouth.
  10. 10Place in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked.
  11. 11Use different shaped cookie cutters (i.e. christmas trees and stars) for various festive seasons.