Perfectly Spiced Carrot Loaf

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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

How to Make Perfectly Spiced Carrot Loaf

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. Muffin pans will take about 30 minutes.
  2. Cakes are done when toothpick inserted into them comes out clean.
    Allow to set I the pan for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the baking pans.

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About Perfectly Spiced Carrot Loaf

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




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