Saturday, February 25, 2012

Carrot Cake (or Muffins) & Cream Cheese Icing

You will need:
3 cups grated carrots
2 cups flour (I use half whole wheat, half white)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 cup oil
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp salt

** this makes 1 cake or 12 big muffins

Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, salt.

In separate bowl mix sugar with eggs and oil.  Add dry to wet.  Incorporate, then mix in 3 cups grated carrots.

If baking cake - use parchment paper in spring form pan.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour

If making muffins, put into baking cups in muffin pan. 
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

Cream Cheese frosting:
1 package cream cheese 250 g
3 tablespoon butter
1 cup icing sugar
tsp vanilla extract
mix with blender

Friday, January 6, 2012

Chowder

You'll need:
bacon
onion
celery
4 potatoes
chicken broth
thyme
any kind of white fish, or scallops or clams
1/2 cup heavy cream

Brown bacon in saucepan, if you don't have bacon then don't need it. Same goes for onions and celery, if you don't have any then just use onion powder if you have it.

if you don't have thyme then use any green herb you have around.

chop 1 onion add to bacon. chop celery add to pot. peel and chop potatoes add to pot.  add 3.5 cups of chicken broth, 1 teaspoon of thyme and fish. bring to boil then simmer for 20 minutes.

If you have a handheld blender then blend in the pot. If you don't take it out and blend it.

add back to pot, then add the cream, stir and serve.

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