Sweet Potato savers

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I like to call these ‘savers’. As in, life savers. Whenever there is a melt down, grab a saver. Littlie fallen over? Saver. Post nap grumps? Saver. Need to busy little hands while you wash up/wipe up puke/open wine? Saver.

They are easy peasy to make, you can adjust any part of them to suit your taste, and they travel amazingly well. I like to have a stash on the go, ready to be slung into my handbag, change bag, swimming bag, glove box… you get the idea.

Recipe:

(Makes approx 20, depending on cookie cutter size etc.)

  • 150g sweet potato
  • 150g any flour. I use a 50/50 split of wholemeal and buckwheat
  • 1 Tsp baking powder- omit this if you use S.R. flour
  • 1 Tsp mixed spice
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 60g unsalted butter, room temperature or softened
  • A handful of berries to decorate- I use blueberries

Prep/equipment- heat oven to 180C and grab your rolling pin, cookie cutters, greaseproof paper, and baking sheet.

  1. Peel and cut your sweet potato into smallish cubes, then put in a pan to boil.
  2. Whilst that is boiling away, sieve your ‘dry’ ingredients together into a bowl- the flour, baking powder and spices.
  3. Once the potato is soft and cooked through, drain and mash thoroughly, then add to the flour bowl.
  4. Add the butter, and work gently into theΒ mixture. This should start to come together to form a nice soft dough.
  5. Once everything is combined, tip the dough onto a floured surface, and roll out toΒ about a 1/4 inch thick. Use any cookie cutters you may have, or get creative with a knife and shape your own! At this point, I also have come cute cookie stampers, so I like to use those, and also stick halved blueberries into the centre of some of them.
  6. Bake in the oven for approximately 12-15 minutes. Keep your eye on them, as depending on whatΒ shape cutters you use, you may have edges that cook more quickly.
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