Place half the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water and melt. Grease a shallow baking tin (
Gradually work the icing sugar and coconut into the cold potato. Beat for 3–4 minutes. Press this mixture into the tin and flatten with a palette knife. Melt the remaining half of the chocolate and pour over the mixture. Once the chocolate has set, cut into little squares.
For a long time after its introduction into Europe, the potato was considered with suspicion. This was because it is a solanaceous plant like belladonna and henbane and it was from these that the Borgias used to make their poisons.
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