Thursday, December 5, 2013

Recipe: Mashpot "Heerlijk Avondje"

Today it is Sinterklaas here in the Netherlands and on 24-Kitchen there was a most delicious looking mashpot with the title "Heerlijk Avondje". This is the name that we also give to the eve of Sinterklaas. So I had to try that of course, because I love trying new kind of mashpots. The original recipe was with Brussel sprouts, but I substituted endive, because I really don't like sprouts much. So below is my version of this recipe. I also cut the ingredients in half because we are with only 2, and mashpot doesn't re-heat that well.

Mashpot "Heerlijk Avondje": (serves 2)
- 500 gr potatoes
- 300 gr endive
- 50 ml milk
- 1 tbsp apple syrup
- 35 gr shaved almonds
- 1 Elstar apple
- bit of butter
- 35 gr dried cranberries
- 1 tsp speculaaskruiden
- 0.5 tbsp brown sugar
- 20 ml apple juice
- salt and pepper

Bring water to a boil. Peel and cut the potatoes in even chunks. Cook the potatoes until done, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile cut the endive. Drain the potatoes and steam them dry in the pan. Mash potatoes and endive together. Heat the milk for a short while in the microwave and add this to the mash together with the apple syrup. Put the almonds in a hot pan without oil and butter to give them some color. Stir those through as well. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For the apple mixture:
Peel and cut the apple. Heat a bit of butter in a pan and bake apple and cranberries with the speculaas spices for about 4 minutes. Add sugar and apple juice and let it simmer for 4 more minutes.
Scoop the mixture over the mashpot before serving.

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