Mini carrot loaves and Easter spirit.
Here we are. Easter.
It is actually not about Easter bunnies and eggs and chickens. But to lighten the heaviness of “La Passion” a bit, we bring some pastel blues and pinks and yellows into our house, letting our children search for eggs behind trees and prop a chocolate egg ourselves into our cheeks.
So I also spent some playful time around the house and in the kitchen, using my good friend Karin’s microwave carrot cake to bake individual carrot loaves. It is SO moist and quick…I don’t know why I don’t bake it more often. Maybe because I’ll eat more often..?
I baked it in mini loaf pans(brown carton and silicone) and it took only about 8-10 minutes to bake. I also didn’t have cream cheese, so I used a soft goats cheese, which was as delicious, of not more delicious than cream cheese!
- Use the recipe and bake mini individual loaves or cakes.
- Add some dried currants for variation.
- Add a tsp of mixed spice along with the cinnamon.
- Use soft goats cheese instead of cream cheese.
- Bake in a glass pyrex bowl or in a microwave ring pan.
…bunnies in chocolate, young Prunus trees in blossom just before they go off to Coin Perdu next week to be planted in the garden. They are simply decorated in their black plant containers with old lace and some chocolate eggs and tiny glass vases with an Easter chicken feather…
.. a white wooden basket filled with anything and everything – an ostrich egg, some fresh moss from the garden, tulips, cute bunnies crawling all over, old lace, fresh eggs from the farm, a big heart and time that runs out quick…
…”will this work never end”…?
…peeping in the kitchen, or perhaps smelling the tulips?…
…”I knew I was good, but I never thought I was THIS good?”…
…a full tummy…
…le livre des mères parfaites by Alison Maloney…
(Fun extracts from what mothers tell their children…)
Mother: “If you swallow your chewing-gum, it will stay in your stomach for seven years!”
Fact: Chewing-gum, like any other food, will be in the digestive system for round about 20 hours.