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Devonshire Potato Cake
Pies and Pastries

Dough of mashed potato with flour, dried fruit, sugar and butter, formed into a large thin round and baked (Hartley 1954, etc)

First known in 'Toothsome dishes - mainly for housewives of moderate means' by Carrie Davenport (1886)

Devonshire Potato Cake
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1/2 lb warm freshly mashed potatoes
8 oz self-raising flour
6 oz chopped suet (beef)
6 oz large raisins (stoned)
1 good teaspoonful salt
1 tablespoon sugar

Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well with the fingers, rubbing the potato in. Add enough milk or milk and water to make a soft dough, turn it into a pie-dish. Make sections for easy cutting and bake until nicely browned top and bottom, about 1 ½ hours. Serve hot.

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