ok. So Stwmp Naw Rhyw is a traditional Welsh Halloween food which loosely translates as 'mash of nine sorts'. The important part is the 'nine' part as it HAS to have nine ingredients otherwise it's wrong.. the nine is LUCKY!! so you could remove one of the ingredients and replace it with another... I often replace the pepper with butter (the soy version) as I don't believe you can have mash without butter.
Here's the recipe.... (which you know you can use loosely, as who knows what a 'medium potato' or a small turnip is.... and am not weighing peas anytime soon either)
4 medium sized potatoes
2 small turnips
1 large leek
a dash of milk
salt and pepper to taste.
so you pretty much just boil them all up and mash them (apart from the leek which I usually fry softly in some butter and add it to the mash). and that's it.
Now, if you are having a halloween get together with a group of single people.. you might want to hide a wedding ring in the mash and then all eat from the same bowl. Whoever finds the ring will be the first to marry. Hurray!
I don't have any pictures of 'Stwmp' as I am making it tomorrow.... so have just stolen some halloweeny type pictures from pinterest instead.x