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SCARECROW CARROT CAKE
this makes enough for a 2lb and a 1lb loaf tin, is a vegan cake and stores well. Can be topped with cream cheese if liked. Halve the quantity for a single loaf., it works just as well.
1 lb plain flour + 1heaped tsp baking powder
1 lb finely grated raw carrot
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
8oz runny honey (or golden syrup )
8oz brown sugar
8oz butter or marg
Oil the tins and base line with baking parchment.
Sift all the dry ingredients together. In a large saucepan, melt the butter(marg) + sugar and honey (syrup).Take off the heat. Add the grated carrots and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Divide the mix between the tins and bake in a medium oven for 40 – 50 minutes til risen and golden. Leave to cool in the tins. Wrap in foil and store … or eat straight away!
Turnip and leek curry
4 large turnips cut into bite size pieces
2 large leeks cut 2cm thick
6 whole birds eye chilli’s
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp turmeric
250ml crème freche
300ml veg stock
500ml plain yoghurt.
Toast or dry fry the coriander, cumin and fennel seeds.
Pre heat the oven to 150c/300f/gas mark 2.
Heat the oil and fry the leeks with the chilli’s, ginger, fennel and spices for about 5 minutes.
Add the turnips, crème freche, seasoning and veg stock.
Bring to the boil and stir in the yoghurt.
Bake in the oven slowly for about 60 – 90 minutes until the veg is tender.
Serve with rice and beer!
This isn’t a spicy curry the chilli’s give it flavour, you can always take them out half way through cooking. I take the chilli’s out before serving so not to surprise anyone.
You could substitute the diary ingredients with more stock and some Puy lentils for example.
Hi all … I discovered a link to Veg Box Recipes which is really useful if you are looking for inspiration …. surprisingly it is http://www.vegbox-recipes.co.uk !It has been going for a few years already and has quite a back-catalogue of interesting food ideas from a variety of cultures.
….give it a go!
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