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.’
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.
- Preheat oven to 180oC. Line a shallow 23scm square cake time (I used a slice tin) with baking paper.
- Sift flour and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, carrot, mixed fruit, choc bits and coconut and stir until just combined.
- Add beaten eggs and butter. Stir until combined.
- Spread mixture evenly into prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool in tin & turn out.
The picture is unrelated, but you always need to see a picture of my beautiful girl.