In Ireland, potato bread is also known as potato farl. No traditional Irish breakfast would ever be complete without a piece or two of potato bread.
Today in Ireland as well as in the Irish communities of Wilmington, you can sometimes find it made with the addition of a handful of finely chopped green onions thrown into the mixture this effectively makes the potato bread into ‘Champ’ or ‘Poundies’ bread.
3 oz plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 oz butter
8oz mashed potatoes
2 tablespoons milk
Butter to serve
Handful of chopped green onions, if desired
Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, rub in the butter using the fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add in the chopped green onions now if you are using them.
Stir in the mashed potato and enough milk to make soft but not loose dough. Roll out onto a floured board into a round approx ½ inch thick and mark into quarters without cutting right through the potato farl.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Serve hot with plenty of butter.