Perfectly Spiced Carrot Loaf

Elaine Douglas

By
@BreadandSoupLady

I have used this recipe since the 1960's. It makes a very good substitute for Christmas cake since so many people do not like traditional Christmas cake.
It freezes very well. It keeps well and even tastes better on the second day.
I start making the recipe in the evening and finish it the next morning. It smells amazing.
I like it with a bit of butter, but it is excellent on it's own.
You can use any nuts you prefer. I have used walnuts or pecans.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

IN A MEDIUM-SIZED SAUCEPAN, PUT:

1 1/2 c
sugar
1 1/3 c
water
1 c
raisins
1 Tbsp
butter
1 tsp
cloves
2 large
carrots, finely grated
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg

SIMMER ALL INGREDIENTS TOGETHER FOR 5 MINUTES. THEN COVER AND REST IT FOR 12 HOURS. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. THE NEXT DAY ADD:

1 c
chopped nuts
2 1/2 c
sifted flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bake in two oiled loaf pans or one tube pan at 275 degrees F. for two hours or less depending on the size of your pans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom
Hashtag: #For tea time