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Spud Sunday: The Ugly Dumpling

Well, well, well, round 4 of Project Food Blog, eh? I am pleased and indescribably gratified that so many of you saw fit to get me to this point with your votes. If you’d care to do so again, voting for entries in this round will be open between October 11th and 14th and this link will take you to where it’s at, voting-wise. As to the matter of this round, the challenge is to present an instructional photo tutorial of, well, anything you like. So, without further ado, allow me to introduce you to boiled boxty, that most traditional of Irish potato dumplings.

For a start, I’ll bet you didn’t know that there was even such a thing as a world potato dumpling record.

Or that a new such record was set just this past week in Ireland. Fact.

Padraic and the record dumpling

Pádraic Óg Gallagher and his world record 82.5kg boxty dumpling

I watched as the hefty 82.5kg record-breaking dumpling was unveiled.

“Y’know, this kind of thing could inspire a boiled boxty craze,” I thought to my spud-self.

“And when that craze hits, I want to be right up there.”

Truly my ambitions know no bounds when it comes to spuds.

There was just one teeny problem, though…

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Spud Sunday: An Edible Irish Epic

Ooh, can it be that I am in round 3 of Project Food Blog? A massive thank you to all who cast their votes my way in round 2 – I’m excited to say the least! My mission in this round? To host and present, for your delectation, a luxury dinner party. You can vote for entries in this round between October 4th and 7th (get yourself over here to do so), but first, some news headlines…
Sunday World Banner
Daily Spud In Dinner Party Near Miss
 

Guest Wields Spatula, Rescues Cutlery
Host Treated For Shock

The great cutlery rescue

Anxious moments: dinner party guest tries to free the cutlery drawer

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Spud Sunday: The Lefse Challenge

So here goes round 2 of Project Food Blog. Needless to say, I’m hugely grateful for the round 1 votes that got me here. Voting for this round will happen between September 27th and 30th – here’s the handy voting link.

“But I’m not a paper-thin dough kind of girl…”, I protested.

Not that anybody was listening. I was just having one of those internal wrangles with my blog-self.

Still. There it was in 140 characters. A request from Imen for lefse.

Request for lefse

Of course I knew about lefse – the Norwegian potato flatbread – though I’d never eaten it. No great surprise there, given that I’d never been to either Norway or Minnesota, the two places it seemed you were most likely to find it. And I really did want to make lefse – it had been on my list for a long time. Long before Imen had asked.

Lefse

Longed-for Lefse

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