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Carrottie: the sweet carrot hit

19. 01. 2018 - Carrot is a great kind of vegetable. I like carrots: they are almost always available, cheap, beautifully colourful and tasty. You can use carrots to conjure up delicious meals, both salty and sweet. 

Take carrottie, one of the most popular sweet desserts among both our adult and little customers. We at Fresh & Tasty have been baking it ever since our beginnings, it's a hit. ☺ 

Ingredients

serves 4 / one family (standard baking sheet), 1 h 20 mins preparation (incl. 35 mins baking)

  • 180g unsalted butter (plus some for greasing the baking sheet)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla sugar (32g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 180g plain flour (plus some for dusting the baking sheet)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch mace
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp raisins (if you like them)
  • 300g carrots (app. 5 pcs)
  • lemon zest from half a lemon

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a double boiler. Meanwhile, whisk the sugar and eggs until foamy. Set your oven to 160 °C. 
  2. In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, spices, raisins – if you decide to use them).
  3. In a big bowl, grate the carrots finely, leave to rest for a while and then “wring out” excessive juice.
  4. Grate the zest from half a lemon (wash the lemon first), add the whisked sugar and egg foam, melted butter and dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour the dough onto a greased and dusted baking sheet. 
  6. Put the sheet into the preheated oven, bake for app. 35 minutes. 
  7. The cake is ready if no dough sticks to a wooden skewer inserted in the middle.

Enjoy your cake! ☺

Kačka Račáková, Head of Cold Meals Kitchen, Barrandov Studio, Fresh & Tasty

Carrottie: the sweet carrot hit