Farmer’s Market inspired Carrot Raisin Bread
Monday we went to the Farmer’s Market. I was mostly out of produce, plus my husband works near-ish to the market so we got to see him in the middle of the day. That’s always a plus.
Here is what we bought. I took a picture before I put the produce in the fridge this time. I was surprised by how many comments I got about my fridge. I love my fridge and I guess you do too!
Anyhoo, here’s what we bought.
- three types of tomato
- 2 avocados
- sugar snap peas
- 8 ball squash
- onions (multi-colored)
- bell peppers
- corn on the cob
- a watermelon
- giant carrots
See. Giant carrots. A bunnies delight. I have 7 of them. :) I’ve roasted a few. Now it’s time to make some carrot raisin bread!
I’m making a double batch, but I’ll give you the instructions for making a single batch.
Carrot Raisin Bread
- 1 cup of cake flour (yes, I’m using cake flour again. If you don’t have cake flour you can use this guide to make a substitution…..pssstttt using corn starch)
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
- 2/3 to 3/4-1 cup of sugar or honey (2/3 if you like breads less sweet and 3/4-1 cup if you like it sweeter)
- 1/3 cup of butter or margarine, softened
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of shredded carrot
- 1/2 cup of golden raisins
- to make a neat topping for the cake/bread Mix 2 TBSP of sugar with T TBSP of orange peel and sprinkle it over the cake/bread before baking.
Heat oven to 350 deg F. spray a square pan with baking spray
Mix dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
Add yogurt, sugar/honey, butter, and eggs. mix well.
Stir in raisins & carrot
Spread the batter into loaf pan.
Bake for about 1 hour and 5 min. (or until done and a tooth pick or knife comes out clean when you check the bread)
Serve it with cream cheese drizzle.
3-oz package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3 TBSP milk
1 TBSP margarine or butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
In small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat above ingredients until smooth.
Drizzle it over the loaves.
I’m linking up with Tandy @ Lavender and Lime for this week’s food challenge. Something Sweet. Using dried fruits…Raisins.
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