Sunday, June 13, 2010

Carrot Raisin Quick-bread

What do you do when you come back from a Hawaiian vacation? Well most unpack and wash their laundry..... I had to bake! We were lucky enough to have a washer & dryer in our condo so we brought home only a teeny tiny bag of clothes that needed washing. Woo hoo!

Carrot Raisin Quick-bread

  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Butter [softened]
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Juice [Orange, Apple etc.]
  • 1 2/3 Cup AP Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Carrots [grated]
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  • 2/3 Cup Walnuts [chopped]
Direction: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil a loaf pan. Grate the carrots. Soak raisins in hot water to plump them up.

In a big bowl using a hand mixer combine the sugar and butter until fluffy, then add in eggs and juice. Sift or whisk together the dry ingredients and mix into the wet just until no more dry remains. Drain off raisins and add them with the carrots & walnuts folding gently with a large spatula. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with a little sugar on top to give the crust a nice crunch.

Bake until a tester comes out clean 45 minutes - 1 hour depending on your loaf pan.


Jessica said...

How great to come home from vacation without a pile of dirty laundry! That really extends the vacation feeling. This bread looks amazing -- I can't wait to try it.

Jenn said...

And no telling us about your trip? Hope it was great!

Eliana said...

This looks so delicious and comforting!