On Tuesday evenings our doorbell rings. One of the kids rushes to the door, we hear a little shout of 'Thank you' and a yellow paper bag of vegetables and fruit is brought into the kitchen. Kievit brings us that bag and it is a bag of biological fruit and vegetables, our little contribution to a greener Earth.
Before unpacking the bag I read the newsletter that comes with it. It is unexpectedly eloquent and entertaining, that farmer should write a blog! On the back are recipes (written by the farmer's mother?) and that is very useful sometimes. We have encountered some vegetables we hadn't seen before.
This week we got a recipe for carrot cake. I added an egg to the original Kievit recipe, because a cake without an egg seemed wrong to me. Here it is: Almost Biological Cinnamon Carrot Cake
Heat the oven to 165 degrees Celsius.
225 grams of flour
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 tablespoon of baking powder
110 grams of melted butter
110 grams of honey
110 grams of sugar (I used cane sugar)
1 beaten egg
and of course 225 grams of grated carrots (I chopped them in the food processor because I didn't want to hurt my hands)
grease and flour a loaf pan, pour in the mixture and bake for 60 minutes (when a skewer should come out clean).