This cake can be made almost entirely in a food processor. Cream the butter and sugar and add the potato. Add the eggs one at a time, then the flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
Add the milk and treacle and then the grated chocolate and vanilla essence. Lastly stir in the nuts. Turn into a well-greased
Good Friday is known as ‘Spud Day’ in Birmingham because it is the only day the Devil goes to church and thus a good day for planting potatoes and parsley. In Galway it was considered unlucky to plant potatoes on a ‘Cross day’; this was any day that was a ‘4th day’ after Christmas, counting Christmas as the first day. In Kerry a piece of cypress wood was stuck into the potato ridge on planting day. When harvesting occurred, a branch of the same wood was burnt.
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