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Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« on: May 29, 2011, 12:39:47 pm »
Boston Bun ( adapted from Best Recipes submitted by Abrarose)

200g warm mashed potato
220g Castor Sugar
300g Self raising flour
250g milk
170g fixed fruit (I used Sultanas)

Preheat oven to 180, grease and line a 20cm round cake tin
Place all ingredients into TM bowl and mix 30 seconds reverse speed 3-4.
Pour into tin and bake 40-50.

Ice with pink butter icing sprinkled with coconut.
Enjoy

I have been after a Boston Bun recipe without the potato and have tried a few but without a pleasing result, so I have went back to the original recipe using mashed potato. This is a very quick and easy recipe to make and is great for using up some left over mashed potatoes.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 01:13:07 am by dede »
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 12:44:29 pm »
Wow Dede that looks sensational 8) I never heard of Boston Bun before,you learn something new everyday here on the forum. :)
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 12:49:49 pm »
The Boston Buns you buy in the shops are more of a fruit bread recipe with the icing on top but the original recipe has mashed potato and is a moist fruit cake texture with the icing on top. My DH absolutely loves them and I was determined to make it my self rather than buy them at between $4.50 - $6 each. I am very happy with the result. I will try to remember to add another photo when we cut into it. :)
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 02:15:43 pm »
Thanks dede. My kids love Boston buns. I rarely buy them. The thought of making them occasionally is a much better option. Might be a job for this week-end. How do you make your icing?
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 09:05:29 pm »
Thank you so much for this dede  ;D

My mum used to make this and I remember it being so delicious, I have searched her old cooking books for it but couldn't find the recipe.  Hmmmm will make extra mashed potatoes tonight  ;)

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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 10:03:50 pm »
The  icing is just a butter icing with a little pink food coloring and the coconut on top. I'm not sure the quantity of the icing and butter cause I just guessed.
Try creaming the butter first then adding icing sugar and a little milk until you get the right consistency.
Hope everyone enjoys it.
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 12:12:44 am »
dede, does the mashed potato have to be of a certain consistency that is, not too soft and fluffy perhaps? Is it just what you would serve up with a meal with the butter and milk in it or is it just plain potato mashed without any additions.
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 12:57:09 am »
Judy I just used plain potatoes mashed with no salt or butter added. My DH said it was so nice he had to walk away so as not to eat the lot lol. So I think I would stick to plain potato no extras. As for potato variety I'm not sure. I used a potato with red skin and white flesh ( not sure the type). I would think most potatoes would be fine.
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011, 01:00:11 am »
But saying that I don't think it would matter if you used mashed potato with butter and milk either as milk is in the recipe but not butter. I would think it should be fine.
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 02:06:51 am »
Thanks dede.
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 05:04:21 am »
Oh wow, this is going to be a huge hit here, thanks so much dede!

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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2011, 09:48:31 am »
Hi  Dede,  Here's the recipe I use incase you want to try it :-

This makes two loaves
Heat oven to 180C

1 cup mashed potato
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cream
1 cup milk (1 use 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup of the water I cook the potato in)
vanilla essence
1 cup sultanas
2 cups SR flour

Mix together.  Bake and when cool ice with light pink icing sprinkled with coconut.

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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2011, 10:35:02 am »
Thanks Trudy,
Doesn't hurt to have a couple of variations.  ;D
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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 02:00:03 am »
Yummo! made this morning and as it is a very cold, grey winters day here in Tassie this went down so well with my morning cuppa.  Thanks dede for posting, this is going to be a favourite  :-*

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Re: Boston Bun (Mashed Potato)
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2011, 04:26:17 am »
Glad you enjoyed it Knitter Cook. And yes it is a very cold day here in Tassie today. First day of winter.
I had to make another Boston Bun yesterday as the other on got devoured in less than 24 hours. Every one loves it.
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