Sunday, 22 February 2015

Carrots, nuts and flour = delicious carrot bread

Another Sunday, another bread recipe. This time I am going to share my carrot bread recipe with you, which is also very easy to make, does not require much raising time and will be definitely one of your favorite breads to make.


This bread is done with quite simple ingredients, but the result is phenomenal. I can guarantee you your family, friends, neighbors will be amazed if you will serve them this bread. Amazed and grateful. And since not many people know bread with carrots, this is my unbeatable recipe to be used when we are having our friends over for dinner or a small present to bring with when we are invited somewhere.

I know usually you would bring wine or chocolate, when you are invited somewhere for dinner and this great, but think about it...how cool is it to bring something people would not really expect as a standard present for dinner invitation and believe me, people do appreciate home made bread, more than you can imagine. By saying that, I would just encourage you to try this recipe and bring a small loaf of this gorgeous bread to your friends next time you will be invited. You will be the star of the evening, I promise!


Carrot bread

  • 5-6 carrots
  • 500 g bread flour
  • 10 g dry east (1,5 package)
  • 150 g sunflower seeds or walnuts
  • 1,5 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 350 ml warm water
Wash the carrots and grate coarsely. In a big bowl mix together flour, east, sugar, salt, grated carrots and nuts (if you are using walnuts, chop them roughly). Add water and mix well, till all dry ingredients are wet. Line your bread baking form with baking paper, fill in the dough (the dough will be rather wet and sticky) and let it rest for 15-20 minutes in a warm area. At this point I usually would put on my oven (180C), cover the bread dough with plastic wrap and clean kitchen towel and put it in front of the oven, by the time your oven is hot enough the dough will have enough time to rest. Bake for 60-70 minutes, till golden brown (tap on the top of the bread with your fingers, if you hear a hollow sound, the bread is ready).
Let is cool for couple of minutes in the form, then get it out of the form and let it cool completely on a cooling rack, before cutting.

This bread can be eaten any time of the day for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It goes well with ham and cheese, with soups or as a starter just with a bit of butter...


Enjoy!
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