I have a new favourite snack now that I'm trying to avoid added sugar. I discovered that if you combine pecan nuts and sultanas, it tastes just like one of my favourite desserts - pecan pie!

I am also continuing to try to hide vegetables in food in creative ways. Today's recipe is a potato chocolate cake and it's absolutely smooth and gorgeous.

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar (I only put one in)
4 eggs
2 oz melted chocolate (I substituted 1/2 cup cocoa)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup cold mashed potatoes (well mashed, no lumps)
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup sour milk or butter milk (or just add a dash of lemon juice to the milk)

Cream the butter and sugar, add in eggs, cocoa, vanilla and potatoes, beating as you go. Add in dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Mix well. Bake at 180C for 45 mins.