Monday, August 8, 2011

Baking Days…

Are sadly few and far between at the moment. But when I do, it’s like an assembly line appears in my kitchen! My dear husband is very tactful and a perfect social delight at any given time, so I know that when he’s blunt about something, he really means it. There was a conversation about cake..

Me: ‘blah blah blah cake so good.’
Mr S: ‘You could make me cake again.’
Me: ‘crickets…’
Mr S: ‘Or slices. I’ve noticed we spend a lot of money on snack food and if you could make some cakes or slices I could take them to work. And yours are yummy.’

Goddamnit. Got me on the budgetary factor. So I pulled out the recipe folder on the weekend and found a recipe I clipped from one my mum’s magazines when I left home and have never baked. What? It was only 10 years ago.

Chocolate Carrot Slice 

1 cup SR flour (I use plain flour always and add 2tsp baking powder per cup to make SR.)
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup caster sugar (I use raw. Less processed blah blah blah.)
1/2 cup finely grated carrot
1 cup mixed dried fruit
1/2 cup choc bits
1/3 cup dessicated coconut
2 eggs, lightly beaten
90g unsalted butter, melted (I only had salted. Sue me.)

It also says cream cheese frosting, but I didn’t, so you don’t get that bit.


  1. Preheat oven to 180oC. Line a shallow 23scm square cake time (I used a slice tin) with baking paper.

  2. Sift flour and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, carrot, mixed fruit, choc bits and coconut and stir until just combined.

  3. Add beaten eggs and butter. Stir until combined.

  4. Spread mixture evenly into prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool in tin & turn out.
So very yummy and dense. Give it a whirl…

The picture is unrelated, but you always need to see a picture of my beautiful girl.



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