which looks suspicously like my own.
I thought I might try her custard recipe, (eggs you see!) but I understand now why she always ended up making it from the Edmonds Instant Custard packet. I cannot work out her recipe for Elaine’s custard either.
I decided to make carrot cake instead from Deb’s recipe book. I have been after this recipe for years and Deb had to go back to an old friends to finally find it for us. And her daughter kindly copied it from Debs recipe book while I was visiting.
So I shall share this with you.
Louisa’s Carrot Cake
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 1 small tin crushed pineapple
- 2 small cups sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup grapeseed oil (or sunflower)
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 scant tsp salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix everything together. (typical NZ method) Bake at 180 (350F) for 40 – 60 minutes.
Cream Cheese Icing (Frosting)
- 125g cream cheese (1/2 small carton)
- 60g butter (1/2 US stick)
- 2tsp grated orange rind
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
I have to admit that the icing is my favourite part of this cake. Store in the fridge.
Earlier I had made some Home-made fresh cheese and on the wood stove was onion jam. Chopped onions caramelised with red wine, balsamic, brandy and 1 heaped teaspoon of brown sugar.
So we had a very tasty afternoon.
Good morning. We are still below freezing -yes I have put sand on the steps and my long silk drawers should be arriving this week. It is 14F (-10C) this morning but there is a rumour that the weather will warm up this coming week, just a little would be nice, though so far this winter has been mild and we can’t complain really.
I keep meaning to say that I still visit the Old Codger twice a week and he sends his love. He is doing very well.
Have a lovely day.