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Carrot cake

I have never made carrot cake from scratch before, I have only used packet mix at work, so it has been fun to make a decent cake. [Recipe from here] Actually, my cake is baking in the oven as I type this :D so here is a random internet picture for now, and if my cake looks ok i'll plonk a photo of it here when i'm done.

[Ingredients]

175g Muscovado sugar
175g Sunflower oil
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
140g Grated carrots
100g Raisins
175g Self raising flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
Grated rind from one orange

[Method]

# Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan 160C. Oil and line the base and sides of an 18cm square cake tin with baking parchment. The easiest way to do this is to cut two long strips the width of the tin and put each strip crossways, covering the base and sides of the tin, with a double layer in the base. [I didn't have any baking parchment, so I hope I greased the tin well enough!]

# Tip the sugar into a large mixing bowl, pour in the oil and add the eggs. Lightly mix with a wooden spoon. Stir in the grated carrots, raisins and orange rind.

# Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices, then sift into the bowl. Lightly mix all the ingredients - when everything is evenly amalgamated stop mixing. The mixture will be fairly soft and almost runny.

# Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40- 45 minutes, until it feels firm and springy when you press it in the centre. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn it out, peel off the paper and cool on a wire rack.

[Icing]

125g butter [must be soft]
50g icing sugar
250g cream cheese

Beat together the butter and sugar, then mix in the cream cheese until soft. Chill the mix for a while until it is thick but also spreadable. Spread a thick layer on top of the cake. Enjoy!

A little too good...

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That is a picture from PinkCakeBox ... I think it looks amazing!

And then there is candy-cakes...

... Looks like I could do with some practice XD

Art By Annachuu

I looked on the fanart page today and saw this little piece of awesomeness...

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Tofu Burgers

I made this for chibi anna-chan's friend Craig because he doesn't eat meat ior anything. I personally love it as well and guess what guys!? It's easy!! Start with:

1/2 block of firm tofu
1/2 block firm tofu
2 cups oats
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons oil
whole wheat buns

Cut up 1/2 tofu block into small cubes. Then mash the tofu with your hands and place in a large bowl. Add oats and soy sauce. Mix together well using your hands. Make tofu burger patties with your hands. Fry in oil until golden and crispy.

Drain on paper towels. Serve on a whole wheat bun with ketchup, lettuce, and any other burger toppings you like. It makes 4 servings

English Muffins

This is a recipe I found today. I haven't tried it so I can't say how good it is, but seeing as I have only just started this world I felt like adding something else ^^ I found the recipe ...

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