Monday, June 6, 2016

Easy Carrot Cake

This is a moist carrot cake that can be cooked in one large round, or two small round cake tins.   This is the easy, no fail recipe.
 
Make a cream cheese icing to finish it off if it is a special day, or just sprinkle with icing sugar if not. Use the cream cheese icing to sandwich cake together if making 2, and for a topping, simply make a dark caramel with about 1/2 a cup of sugar, pour it over some nuts.  Leave to cool and the process in the food processor, and sprinkle the top of the cake.
 
You can add candied ginger, nuts or dried fruit to the mixture (use about 1/4 cup) if you like.
 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Coffee panna cotta for two

This is adapted from a Nigella recipe, (who else?)  and uses Mackenzies gelatine sheets, so if you are using any other brand you will need to adapt it.  Take a look at the recommendations on the packet, and work out what you need for 240ml of liquid.  (or 250 and cut a bit off one of the sheets!) There is just enough for a romantic dessert for two.