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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This is a tried and tested recipe, I do sometimes make it with/without raisins and I have also been known to make it into a loaf cake and cupcakes depending on the occasion but regardless of how it’s made it always tastes delicious.

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150g melted butter
150g soft light brown sugar
3 Medium eggs
200g self raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp grated nutmeg
Zest of 1 orange
100g sultanas
200g carrots, peeled and grated (I did this in the Tefal Fresh Express)
100g Walnuts roughly chopped, plus extra to decorate

For the icing:
150g full-fat cream cheese
50g light brown soft sugar
Zest of ½ lemon and a squeeze of juice

 Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line the bases of 2 x 18cm sandwich tins.

 Put the butter, sugar and eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk well until the ingredients are combined.

 Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices and fold gently into the liquid mixture.  Fold in the remaining ingredients and divide between the tins. Bake for about 30 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Beat together the icing ingredients and refrigerate. When the cakes are cool enough to ice, remove from the tins, top one with half the icing, and then top with the other cake. Ice the top, and decorate with the remaining walnuts.



Fresh Week Day 4

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Today marks day 4 of fresh week.  This evenings meal included Tuna Pasta Bake, focaccia and Carrot Cake!

 

 

pasta

 

foccacia

 

Ingredients:

250g strong white bread flour

1 tsp salt

1 sachet dried easy blend yeast

1 tbsp olive oil

200ml/ oz cold water

Rosemary or herbs of your choice

Place the flour, salt, yeast, olive oil, herbs and 150ml of the water into a large bowl. Gently stir with a wooden spoon to form a dough then knead the dough in the bowl for five minutes, gradually adding the remaining water.

Stretch the dough by hand in the bowl for about five minutes.

Tip the dough onto an oiled work surface and continue kneading for five more minutes. Return the dough to the bowl, cover and leave to rise until doubled in size.

Grease a baking sheet and place the flattened dough on then leave to prove for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Drizzle the bread with oil then bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve hot or warm.

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Carrot Cake

 

I will be sharing my Carrot Cake recipe after fresh week has finished!

If you are taking part in Fresh Week what dishes did you cook today?  There is still time to take part if you would like to, just head over to the Fresh Week website and make your pledge don’t forget you could win a Fresh Express and a Vegetable box!

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