This was one of the popular recipes I demonstrated at the launch of  ‘Taste Llanwrtyd’ at the Llanwrtyd 2013 Show.

Serves 6


1 head of garlic
1kg Pembrokeshire new potatoes
1 bunch spring onions, thickly sliced
50g Welsh butter (e.g.Shir Gar, Calon Wen, Rachels)
Halen Môn Sea salt and black pepper


Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6.

Wrap the head of garlic in a piece of foil and roast in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes, until soft. Remove and leave to cool for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, scrub the potatoes and put them into a saucepan.  Pour over boiling water, add salt and simmer until cooked.

Drain the potatoes, add the butter and crush them roughly with a fork.  Squeeze out the soft garlic from the cloves into a small bowl and mash using a fork, add to the potatoes along with the spring onions. Mix well before serving.