Thursday, 25 December 2008

Carrot cake recipe

Sponge cake
300 grs carrots
2 eggs
50 ml butter
125 gr flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
150 gr sugar
30 gr walnuts
30 gr raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 grated lemon rind + 1/2 grated orange rind

Cream Cheese Frosting
200 gr cream cheese
50 gr butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
200 gr cream
1/2 grated lemon rind + 1/2 grated orange rind
1/4 orange juice

Preheat oven to 180 celsius. Grate carrots in your Thermomix, speed 4. Add walnuts and raisins and grate a few seconds, speed 4. Place eggs, butter and grated lemon and orange rind and mix using speed 3 1/2.

In a bowl, place flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg and aniseed and beat them for a few minutes. Then, place this mixture to the Thermomix glass and mix a few seconds, speed 6.

Pour into a greased recipient and bake for over 40-45 mins. Once you've got the sponge cake, cut it into two pieces and fill it with cream cheese frosting. Cover it and spread your cake with cream cheese frosting.
Cream cheese frosting:
Whip the cream, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix a few seconds using speed 4.

I did it with the Thermomix, but you can also do it without it. It is delicious, I promise. Do you want to try it?

Sunday, 21 December 2008

All I want for Christmas is you

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a song by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Carey's fifth album Merry Christmas (1994). Its protagonist declares that she does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to be with her lover. It is unrelated to the 1989 Christmas hit single by novelty act Vince Vance and the Valiants. It was released as the album's first single in December 1994 (see 1994 in music) and reached the top ten in several countries. (Source: Wikipedia)

I want to wish all of you (my students, colleagues, friends and visitors in general) a Merry Christmas and a very joyful New Year!!!
Lots of love,

Lyrics | Christmas Songs lyrics - All I Want For Christmas Is You lyrics

Sunday, 7 December 2008

It's Christmas time!

Hello everybody!

Christmas is approaching so I wanted to give my blog a special appearance for this time of the year. I hope you like it. I got it from this blog: El escaparate de rosa. Thank you, Rosa, your blog is really useful.
Merry Christmas!!!