Now that we have finally entered the blessed month and the Christamas tree has been decorated (or soon will be ), the only other thing that requires our immediate attention is holiday baking , For it is a season of fruit cakes, wreath cookies and Christmas puddings . What fun is to bake something at home and distribute it to family and friends? In my view, that fun is doubled when you involve the kids in the baking process too. Let their skills not be limited to just adding sprinkles to the finished goods . Some bakes may require more adult attention but this particular bake is the opposite. In fact , it is so ridiculously easy that it might give your kids "accomplished baker" complex !
I would still implore you guys to be present during the bakingprocess..especially while handling the blender as well as the oven but even with your presence, the kids will get an independent bake feel . This in turn might be crucial in developing their interest in baking and culinary arts.. .a field as sacred as scholastic in my opinion. For a person who knows to cook will be curious about what goes into his food leading to greater awareness and a more informed decision . Coming back to the present , pay tribute to the holiday baking season with this fun carrot cake with a completely different texture than the original . Did I mention the wonderful yellow color achieved ? Hard to believe that no food color has been added.
4-5 carrots cut in chunks
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1 tbsp baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
melted chocolate wafers(optional for the decoration)
holiday themed mold(optional for the decoration)
Grease and flour a loaf pan along with pre heating the oven to 350 degrees F
Wash and peel the carrots and cut into small chunks.
In a blender, add the chopped carrots, oil and eggs. Give it a few minutes till you have a well blended consistency .
Meanwhile , in a separate bowl sieve the flour, sugar and baking soda.
Add the blended mixture to the flour mixture and mix well with the help of spatula.
Transfer the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake it for a good 45- 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool for 5-10 minutes before taking it out form the pan . Col again , cut into individual slices and serve.
For the decoration -
I just melted some colored chocolate wafers and transferred to a Christmas theme holiday mold. Kept it in the freezer for 30 minutes and they were firm enough to be taken out and used as decorative prop. Eating them is optional :-)