I don't remember my mother cooking much when we were little (edit: I remember she would make spaghetti bolognaise, but being a lifelong vegetarian I never tasted it). She would make meals, put them together and heat them up - but I have a nostalgic yearning to have acquired culinary skill watching my mama, helping measure out ingredients, getting under her feet, watching a creation rise in the oven and enjoying the fruits (or pies, cakes and desserts) of our labour together round the table.
2. Sprinkle each potato well with salt and put in the oven: cook the large potatoes for about an hour and 10 minutes, testing to see whether the flesh is soft (you may need another 10 minutes for this); 40 minutes should be fine for the new potatoes. Transfer to a warmed plate, and serve.
- pulse in blender and store in an airtight container - simples