Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tea Party Tuesday

We were facing another gloomy morning this morning, so I decided that my Tea Party Tuesday baking should be something in the comfort food line.  I thought a nice carrot loaf would be in order. 

 
I'd not made this particular loaf before, and as I was making it I thought there should probably be some liquid in there and wondered if maybe the recipe was missing an ingredient.
 
But after 50 minutes of baking, all was well, and it turned out great with a nice crisp top, and the insides are soft.  I added raisins because I like raisins in a nice spice loaf (and also because I didn't have any walnuts to add).
 
 
CARROT LOAF
 
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup finely grated carrots
 
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup walnuts
 
Beat oil, eggs and sugar together until blended.  Stir in carrots.
 
In another bowl mix all remaining ingredients to combine.  Pour into carrot batter.  Stir only to moisten.  Turn into greased 9 x 5 x 3" loaf pan.  Bake in 350'F oven for about 1 hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool on rack.
 
Enjoy!
 
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34 comments:

  1. As I'm reading this I'm eating some raisin cinnamon bread!
    Jane x

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  2. That looks yummy :) Thanks for sharing the recipe, I might try it!

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    1. Thanks Hilde, I tried it for the first time today with good results :)

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  3. What a treat for afternoon tea!, thank you for inviting me for your tea party :) I am off to brew myself a cup .
    Have a wonderful evening,
    -Gaia

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    1. Thanks for coming to the party Gaia ;) You have yourself a good evening too!

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  4. Mmmm....that looks so good! Especially because I don't bake lately because of a gluten free diet. Luckily, we found a wonderful gluten free bakery last week. We went there last week and everything was so delicious. Hadn't had anything like that in so long. I was in heaven and even teared up at the simple joy of chocolate cake and a pumpkin muffin. :-)

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    1. How wonderful to have found a specialty bakery! You must've really been missing a sweet fix to become emotional over the cake ... enjoy!

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  5. Oh yum yum! It sounds so easy I might just have to try it! Thanks for sharing Wendy - and for joining the Tea Party!

    Sarah xx

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    1. This was ridiculously easy and fast to pop in the oven. Mine baked in about 50 minutes - so watch out for that. Happy Tuesday!

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  6. This looks so delicious, Wendy! I will definitely be saving this recipe. I love quick breads and carrot cake.

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    1. It IS delicious! It takes about 15 minutes to slap this thing together ;)

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  7. Oh yumminess friend! This looks like a winner! Thanks for sharing and I am off to get my tea party up right now too!!! Have a great week!!!

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    1. I've definitely be making this again! Enjoy your week Nicole ;)

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  8. I love breads like that-I forgot all about tea time tuesdays enjoy your week-hot here

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    1. Such a comforting little treat ;) It's finally warming up in the sun today ... been a long 4 or 5 days of cold rain. (I forgot last tea party, so thought I'd better snap it up this time!)

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  9. Your bread looks delicious! I love bread with a great crust! I'd love to to try out this recipe ~ and sneak more veggies into a couple of little bellies.

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    1. The crust on this is so crisp, which I love too. I think part of the crispness is from the stoneware loaf pan I use. Have a great week Stacy!

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  10. Omnomnom! This looks so yummy! I just love that list of spices... Bet your kitchen just smelled divine Wendy!

    I could have done with slice of that last night after supper with my my cup of tea. I was craving something earthy and wholesome. It would helped make the pouring rain a lot more bearable! Hazel x

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    1. Spicy kitchens are great on a rainy day :D I sat at the table with a slice and my tea in the afternoon watching the wind and rain out my windows ... it helped.

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  11. Looks so yummy ... and with carrots and raisins it has to count as one of your five a day. Think I may need a Wednesday Tea Party :) x

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    1. I agree ... a very wholesome snack (just turn a blind eye to that cup of sugar!)

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  12. I just found your blog over at Acorn to Oak. It's lovely!! Your photos are beautiful and I love your crochet. I've been crocheting more than sewing right now as the weather has been very hot!

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    1. Hi Deborah and thanks for stopping by AND following! I'm glad you like my blog. I wish we had some hot weather ... we've been stuck in spring limbo for too long and June is now half over. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  13. this looks so yummy and very warming to the soul.

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    1. It was very yummy (all gone now), and I always find these old-fashioned loaves are very comforting ;)

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  14. Oh yummy ... I can just smell those lovely spices ... thanks for sharing ... Bee xx

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    1. Yes the kitchen smelled wonderful when I baked this! Thanks for stopping in Bee :)

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  15. Oh no, I missed another tea party! Yummy looking loaf, bet it didn't last long ;-)
    Xx

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  16. Yumm! I love raisins too! :D
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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    1. And they plump up so nicely in a loaf!

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  17. Wendy,
    Looks so yummy!! I might even break my diet for something like this...

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Oh dear, I hope I didn't contribute to any diet breaking!

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