As this is my first blog posting, I’m going to keep it short and sweet. Yesterday it snowed here in North Yorkshire; crisp, soft, clean white snowflakes, in a satisfying layer about 10cm thick. This morning the sun shone down out of a perfectly blue sky. So off we went for a walk in the woods nearby, although with about a hundred families with sledges and dogs.
The real purpose of the walk was to make room for CARROT CAKE. I was trying out a recipe from Yottam Ottolenghi’s The Cookbook. I’m rather obsessed with this book at the moment and have cooked recipes from it every day for the past 2 weeks.
So here’s the cake, and although I say it myself, it’s bloomin’ gorgeous. It’s surprisingly light, and has quite a strong flavour of cloves which is a ‘good thing’. The topping is fresh and light too, not like some carrot cakes I’ve had, which are sickly and completely over-the-top.
If you want to try it – www.ottolenghi.co.uk/recipes/carrot-cake