Sunday, March 09, 2008

Carrot Bread Update

The carrot bread came out pretty good! It's a little dense, so I may want to tweak the recipe for next time. I got a little too happy with adding stuff to the batter, like an extra cup of shredded carrots, hazelnut flour, and some dried apples and cranberries. It's all good, but I think the bread would've been lighter with not so much stuff in it. It could've used more nutmeg too, and maybe some ginger.

I love experimenting in the kitchen!


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Once you finish tweaking, send it my way!

Keep your eyes open; Val did some baking over the weekend. It was an adventure...

the Bag Lady said...

Sounds wonderful.
The Bag Lady will hunt up some carrot recipes for you, if you'd like. She has some really cool cookbooks that may have some different recipes in them. Of course, the recipes themselves may have to be tweaked for your dietary requirements....

bunnygirl said...

Sure, BL, as time permits. I'm trying to get better about finding ways to use things that often get thrown out around here and when I'm sick to death of steamed carrots and raw carrots, the poor weekly carrots sit in the crisper until they go soft and have to be thrown out. I hate to waste good food.

I'm also eyeing a carrot cookie recipe I found. I would most likely take the cookies to the office so as to minimize home temptations...

the Bag Lady said...

How about Carrot Souffle?
Carrot cookies. Carrot muffins. Carrot, Apple and Raisin Salad. Sunday Glazed Carrots. Carrot Vegetable (casserole - actually doesn't sound too bad) Carrot-Parsley Biscuits.

Just a few I've run across so far, and that's only 2 books...
I'll keep looking.

the Bag Lady said...

BG - here's one you might like:
Carrots with Orange Dressing
2 bunches small carrots, sliced
(boil in salted water until slightly tender-5 minutes or so)
Run cold water over them in a colander to cool.
1/4 C each oil & vinegar
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp salt
dash pepper
1/4 C orange juice
3 green onions, sliced.
Mix well and pour over carrots - serve on lettuce if desired.

Bill Fullerton said...

Maybe it's just me, but somehow the idea of BunnyGirl baking carrot bread just seems sooo right.


Rabbits' Guy said...

Ho Ho Ho ... I thought I saw somebody I was suspecting was Bunny Girl took a look at Captain Rupert's Carrot Cake recipe! Your experiment sounds fine from here!

I must confess, we buy those little "baby" carrots and there are never any left over.

Anonymous said...

sounds like a yummers concoction! you're very brave in the kitchen... whenever i experiment i end up throwing it away!!!

my first 5k next saturday! yeah! no biggie really, i walk 3 mi a few times a week but this is an organized event and was free - i signed up for the accountability and the injection of motivation it will give me to keep pressing on! kinda like reading your posts! ;-)

Crabby McSlacker said...

You guys are making me way hungry!

Well, except for maybe the carrot raisin salad. For some reason, I've always loathed it even though I like both carrots and raisins. Go figure.

But the rest of the suggestions sound great!

bunnygirl said...

Yeah, I've never been keen on carrot-raisin salad, either.

Anonymous said...

Oh man. You're making me hungry. That carrot bread sounds delicious!

I love experimenting in the kitchen, too. I made a wonderful spaghetti bake casserole last night, with low fat cream cheese and low fat sour cream, and vegetarian meat -- nice and healthy, but it tastes decadent. I can't wait 'til suppertime, when I'll eat some more! :)

Chairman Mao said...

I bet Pixel would like catnip and temptayshuns breadies!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Leah J.Utas said...

Have you tried carrot halvah?
It's very tasty, if rich, and it's one more thing to do with carrots.
Carrot pie, a good substitute for pumpkin, is good, too.