Chef Linda Schneider's Potato Candy
We asked the confection connoisseur if she's worried about the frosting wave of the cupcake-craze reaching the shore anytime soon. Here's what she had to say:
"I shouldn't say that I don't look that far ahead, but I'm loving this so much, the fact that I was able to open this store. We are a family. I'm so lucky, I have the best people working with me and everyday we're pretty darn happy in here. So I think we just enjoy everyday and take it as I comes and introduce new products to show people we can do more... "
With that said, she shared her recipe for Potato Candy, a unique confection that has been popular in Pennsylvania for decades.
1 boiled medium size potato - cold
16 ounces powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Mash the potato, add vanilla and sugar until the consistency is like dough. Roll out and spread dough with peanut butter. Roll up, chill in the refrigerator until the candy is firm enough to cut into bite size pieces.