Today's book brings back lots of childhood memories and I love this book and think I pretty much had her whole collection. It's Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, the illustrations and her little story books are just fabulous.
The recipe today is no other than our yummy Carrot Cake!
Ingredients for the carrot cake
90g soft brown sugar
100g self raising flour
½ tsp bicarb of soda
1 tsp of cinnamon
½ lemon & Zest
75ml sunflower oil
Ingredients for the Icing:
40g icing sugar
100g soft cheese
Wash your hands and put on an apron. Ask your grown up to put the oven on at 180c
Carefuly grate the carrot, you might need to ask your grown up to help and put into a large mixing bowl
add the sugar, flour, bicarb of soda & cinnamon and mix together well
Grate 1/2 of lemon and squeeze 1/2 the lemon for the juice, pick out any stray pips!
Add this to the mixing bowl and then add the egg and oil
Combine together until its all mixed in and then scoop the mixture into the prepared tin and level at the top and then ask your grown up to put it in to the oven for about 20-25 minutes until cooked. leave to cool in the tin.
For the icing: put the icing sugar, butter, milk and cream cheese into a mixing bowl and cream together until smooth and fluffy.
Once the cake has cooled, you can then cover the carrot cake with icing before serving.
Don't forget to enter our competition to win a free place on one of our February half term cookery clubs. Just share a picture of your bakes from National Story Telling Week. Competition close Sunday evening and will be drawn on Monday 4th February.
Happy Baking xx