Nigel Slater reflects on the cakes that have shaped him ahead of his BBC4 documentary Nigel Slater's Icing on the Cake Bake for about 30 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Helen Graves, author of the blog Food Stories, suggests adding a little orange zest to the icing, which lifts it (although, as I've got orange in the cake, I'm going to use lemon instead) as does using unrefined sugar to add a toffeeish note, but the most important thing, I think, to remember is that when applying, less is generally more. I use two spring form tins (23 cm) that I butter bottom and sides.Cover the buttered bottoms of the tins with a circular piece of baking paper, butter the paper then cover it as well as the sides with flour. I’d never even considered making my own korma before, preferring to stick to … Carrots aren't the only good thing in this cake – it's often laden with fruit and nuts too, in the manner of a sugar-laden granola bar hoping to pass muster as a health food. Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Mrs Beeton gives a recipe for a carrot pudding, online discussions of the perfect carrot cake, Helen Graves, author of the blog Food Stories. But then that's probably why it's so darn popular. Back when it was the preserve of the Tom and Barbaras of this world, carrot cake was customarily made even more beardy with wholemeal flour, an approach still favoured by Claire Clark and Delia. Although I love buttercream as much as the next glutton, the cheese element is a step too far, adding a richness which tips the whole thing over into sickly territory, especially when, as with Claire Clark's recipe, there's three layers of the stuff to contend with. As my recipe will be at the less sweet end of the spectrum, I'm going to go for the punchier version of the classic cream cheese topping recommended by Geraldine Holt, albeit without the butter and in strictly restrained quantities. Using the rest to cover the top and sides of the cake and decorate the cake with walnut halves. Meanwhile, beat together the icing ingredients and refrigerate. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. 28-mag-2015 - My Vermont Kitchen: Nigel Slater's Carrot Cake I quite like the effect – although their cakes aren't as light as those made with white flour, it gives them a coarse, defiantly wholesome texture which works well with the strands of carrot. Cream the butter with the sugar in a food mixer until pale and fluffy. Indeed, the extra water actually helps keep the cake pleasantly moist. Nigel Slater's English Apple Cake is a community recipe submitted by WelshRarebit and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe. The cake came out as good as he claimed, my sister love it, and she ate almost half of the cake by herself, hehe. No wonder we gladly forgot about it in the decades that followed. Apr 29, 2018 - Eat More Vegetables In Your Dessert: Nigel Slater's Carrot Cake Recipe Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. When the cakes are cool enough to ice, remove from the tins, top one with half the icing, and then the other cake. Cool in the tins. Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C Fan/325°F and grease the sides and line the base of your springform cake tin with baking parchment. With the exception of Jane Grigson's minimalist take on the carrot cake, all the recipes I try are laden with sweet spice – cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spice, even coriander in Geraldine Holt's daring recipe, which has me waxing nostalgic on the 1990s' trendiest soup variety. Pour the … Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Geraldine Holt recipe carrot cake. Feb 13, 2012 - Alloy is the modern woman's destination for news and information on breaking entertainment news, fashion tips, health, and more. Lightly butter two 9-inch (22cm) cake pans. He has written a column for The Observer Magazine for over a decade and is the principal writer for the Observer Food Monthly supplement. Icing sugar, ............................................ Grated zest of a medium orange, ............................................ A handful of walnut halves. The whole mixture is as light as a cloud – even the carrots are finely shredded, rather than simply grated, and the flour is extra-fine – making for another very different carrot cake experience. Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Delia recipe carrot cake. Add the lemon juice and walnut. 3. Nigella suggests draining the grated carrot in kitchen roll before using it, to absorb the excess liquid – but in a more conventional recipe, this doesn't seem necessary. The pecan filling is to die for, but it doesn't belong in a carrot cake – I'd happily scoop it out and eat it on its own. Ugh. Beat the oil and sugar in a mixer until well creamed, then introduce the beaten egg yolks one by one, reserving the whites for later. Delia, meanwhile, drenches her ultimate carrot cake in a orange and lemon juice glaze before icing it with mascarpone and fromage frais. Beat the egg whites until light and stiff, then fold gently into the mixture. And don't forget to give his book a try, you might love him as I do. Although it works well on her cake, I think the glaze would make a moister version soggy, and the creamy icing isn't to my taste. It seems I'm not the only Briton to fail to see the appeal of cream cheese frosting. In her recipe, taken from the book Cakes originally published in 1980, Holt also flouts convention with melted butter, rather than the customary oil – butter, of course, was the enemy back then, but I love the rich flavour it gives her gorgeously fluffy cake. n the mid-1990s when carrot cake first appeared on my radar, when it finally emerged from its sandal-wearing exile and into the sugary lights of the mainstream, it seemed as absurd an idea as its contemporaries the pop tart and clear cola. Line each pan with a round of parchment paper. 2. Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Claire Clark recipe carrot cake. Ice the top, and decorate with the remaining pecans. Remove from the oven and let the cakes rest for 10 minutes before turning the cake out of the pans, let it cool on a wire rack. Prior to this, Slater was food writer for Marie Claire for five years. I decorated with crushed walnuts and sesame seeds. Here. Bake for an hour and fifteen minutes, and leave to cool completely before serving. Top and tail the gooseberries and set aside. It's a good impression. Like a good muesli, I think carrot cake should require a bit of effort in the dental department – a felicitous combination of afternoon tea and workout, so mine will be of the chewier variety. The recipe, which pops up again and again in online discussions of the perfect carrot cake, involves three layers of cake sandwiched with a decadent pecan caramel made from double cream, butter and sugar, and thickened with flour. Mackerel and bacon salad by Nigel ... Mincemeat trifle by Nigel Slater. Mix in the orange zest. In the mid-1990s when carrot cake first appeared on my radar, when it finally emerged from its sandal-wearing exile and into the sugary lights of the mainstream, it seemed as absurd an idea as its contemporaries the pop tart and clear cola. Nigel Slater OBE (born 9 April 1956) is an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster. Jane Grigson's recipe is also unusual: a fatless génoise reliant for volume on whisked egg whites rather than any raising agent. Line each pan with a round of parchment paper. Beat the oil and sugar until well beaten, then add the egg yolks one by one, then add the grated carrots. Feb 13, 2012 - Alloy is the modern woman's destination for news and information on breaking entertainment news, fashion tips, health, and more. Having munched my way through six cakes, it's clear to me that my perfect version will be crammed full of such spuriously wholesome ingredients: they just feel right here. I love his writing style too. Yes you can use 9x9 but the cake will be thiner, the baking time is about 55-60 minutes (cover the cake with aluminium foil when the top is browning too much). Beat the egg whites until light and almost stiff. Put the melted butter, sugar and eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the mixture has almost doubled in volume. Photographs copyright Jonathan Lovekin 2020. Jan 20, 2018 - Eat More Vegetables In Your Dessert: Nigel Slater's Carrot Cake Recipe Not all carrot cakes are supersized, American-style. Lemon and thyme cake by Nigel Slater. And because most of the time I order my book from Amazon, actually reading it before buying is not possible. There are a lot of food writers who I never read their books before, I think it's common for us to turn to the people who we are custom to ^^. Not all carrot cakes are supersized, American-style. Moroccan-style chicken casserole by Nigel Slater. Carrot Cake with Mascarpone and Orange Frosting. Apr 26, 2015 - So... a ginger cake. 1. Tip the mixture into the cake tin and sprinkle the top with demerara sugar. Whatever would those Americans think of next, I wondered – and with cheese icing too! The whole thing is then slathered with cream cheese frosting, and finally pebbledashed with toasted coconut. But for food writers only good in writing is not the only quality that you want from them, good recipe is very important too. HAve u read the Kitchen Diaries? Thai Version/ภาษาไทย: How long will be the baking time? So I wasn’t surprised when my sister gave me Nigel Slater’s Tender, Volume I for my birthday in September, and the first photo that jumped out at me was of a root vegetable korma. Scrape the fruit into the batter and gently fold in. Fold gently but thoroughly into the cake mixture, using a large metal spoon (a wooden one will knock the air out). In a separate bowl sift together the flour and baking powder … It's difficult to see the cake here as anything more than a structural necessity – there's more icing than sponge. It's the perfect combination of mouth-watering cream-cheese #frosting and moist #delicious #cake. Nov 14, 2014 - Nigel Slater's Carrot Cake.....YuMmY. Line the base of a 22cm round cake tin with baking parchment. To this end, I'm also going to use Geraldine Holt's light muscovado sugar, rather than the white sugar called for by most other recipes: Delia's dark muscovado is too aggressively treacly a flavour for my taste, but the slightly toffee-ish taste of the unrefined sugar is pleasingly raw. When the cake is cool, sandwich the halves together with about a third of the frosting. Put the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ground ginger and salt into a bowl and fork well to mix thoroughly. Sift together the flour, bicarb, salt and spices and then fold very gently into the liquid mixture, being careful to knock as little air out as possible. I'm going to keep mine rather more low key, to retain as much carrot flavour as possible – a pinch of cinnamon, which I happen to think goes well with carrots in a savoury context too, and a little nutmeg should do it – and a little of Geraldine's orange zest too, in homage to that other tried and tested combination. I love it, but I don't think it will chime with many people's idea of a perfect carrot cake, regretfully. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line the bases of 2 x 18cm sandwich tins. Butter two 22 cm cake pans and line each with a disc of baking parchment. Divide the mixture between the two prepared cake pans, smooth the top gently and bake for 35-45 minutes. Just click So if you never had his book before but want to try his recipe, you can start from here. Is carrot cake really Britain's favourite cake, as a survey for Radio Time last year suggested, or just a passing fad from across the pond? His writing style is charming (OK. keep it mind that I talk about "writing style", hehe, because I feel dizzy when watching his TV show), cunning and witty. Put the mascarpone, cream cheese and icing sugar into a bowl, and beat with hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Nigel Slater's gazpacho by Nigel Slater. Scoop the mixture into the non-stick or lined cake tin and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer, inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean. Discover (and save!) Raisins or sultanas are popular – naughty Nigella soaks hers in rum first – Jane Grigson goes for hazelnuts, and pecans and coconut seem to feature in many American recipes and in Delia's cake, too. Butter two 22cm cake tins and line each with a disc of baking parchment. 150g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing150g soft light brown sugar3 free-range eggs200g self-raising wholemeal flour1 tsp bicarbonate of soda½ tsp salt1 tsp ground cinnamon½ tsp grated nutmegZest of 1 orange100g sultanas or raisins200g carrots, peeled and grated100g pecans, toasted and roughly chopped, plus extra to decorate, For the icing:150g full-fat cream cheese50g light brown soft sugarZest of ½ lemon and a squeeze of juice. The delicate sponge is a great showcase for the distinctive sweetness of the carrots, but it's overwhelmed by the heavy cream cheese icing – I think this would make a lovely fairy cake, or madeleine-style nibble, but it's too refined and subtle to qualify as a carrot cake. Is it possible to use 9 one 9 inch tin and later half the cake? What's your favourite recipe – American-style or otherwise – and which other vegetables can turn their hand to desserts? (Given it's gluten and lactose-free, I suspect I may find myself making this one again for the digestively-challenged man in my life.). Thanks! Carrot cake icing is one part of this delectable cake that I've never really warmed to – American tradition dictates a cream cheese "frosting", beaten with butter and sugar. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius. So, I do what I really love to do, choose the recipe and make it. The one that I got is the US edition, the cover of the book is more inviting ;). So, I picked it up and started reading, OMG, I thought that he's one of the best food writer! Ate few, but not all that good - either too gingery or not gingery enough. The healthiest thing about carrot cake is the name. Make the cake: beat the butter, caster and muscovado sugars in a food mixer for a good eight to ten minutes, till pale … Lightly butter two 9-inch (22cm) cake pans. If I'm going to go to the trouble of grating a carrot to put into a cake, I'd like to taste it. My Favourite Carrot Cake is a community recipe submitted by SamIAm and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe. Mar 23, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Jessica Robinson. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. I find it an unlikely combination with carrot and, in my opinion, too dominant a flavour. Nigella supplies a recipe originating from Venetian Jews which sounds refreshingly medieval, made as it is from ground almonds, rather than flour, enriched with eggs and olive oil and studded with booze-soaked sultanas and toasted pine nuts. If I thought the cheese and buttercream mixture OTT, the carrot cake at Philadelphia's much-mourned Commissary restaurant makes it look like positively understated. Ugh. I have a very good time reading his book. a good handful carrots, about 6, trimmed and washed 3-4 spring onions, both green and white parts, sliced a good handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve … Nigella's recipe carrot cake. Feb 7, 2013 - Nigel Slater’s #Carrot #Cake #Recipe - There's no better carrot cake than #Nigel #Slater's Carrot Cake recipe. Set the oven at 180 °C/Gas 4. How could I never paid attention to his book before? It's nice.. Hi, Lina Thank youHi, Swee SanYes, I just ordered it ^^. hi wow look so lovely...wanna try someday. The idea enjoyed a revival thanks to wartime rationing, with the Ministry of Food, which was keen to shift the surplus of domestically-grown carrots, publishing leaflets encouraging housewives to try out carrot scramble, carrot charlotte and, yes, even a carrot cake, which, with a scanty 1½ tablespoons of sugar, dried egg, oatmeal and water, was probably not a version that would find its way on to the counter at Central Perk. Beat the oil and sugar until well beaten, then add the egg yolks one by one, then add the grated carrots. Test with a skewer for doneness. Valencia: Orange, Chocolate and Nut Entremets, won... Brown sugar Chestnut Pound Cake: Delicious cake wi... Red Velvet Cupcake: Cute cupcake, to put a smile o... Green tea Dacquoise: Delicious sandwich cookies. Sometimes I use only half meassures of the ingrediences for a smaller - 'just for me' version :-). The cake is very moist, and the frosting is soft and not too sweet. Never made any before. He also serves as art director for his books. Amazing cake/ great recipe , made it many times already and it's always a success. Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Felicity's perfect carrot cake. My dad is the one responsible for me making my own tzatziki, a holiday in Turkey a couple of years ago lead us to some wonderful family BBQ’s and him making it nearly everyday with our fave grilled halloumi! 4. Fold in the remaining ingredients and divide between the tins. Autumn Puddings, Preserves and Baking 49 recipes ©2020 Nigel Slater. Nigel Slater suggests a rather bland mascarpone and cream cheese mixture, which is lighter, but doesn't quite set. In its sugary modern incarnation, however, and crowned with creamy icing, the healthiest thing about carrot cake is the name. Mustard and lemon sausages with carrot mash by Nigel Slater. The recipe that I choose is Carrot Cake with Mascarpone and Orange Frosting, it published in. Because, if I say so myself, this is a cake that's good enough to eat on its own. Add 100g of sultanas to the apple and mix in 125g of marmalade and the grated zest of an orange. Line a 900g/2lb loaf tin with baking parchment. As she admits, it's "not much to look at" – a golden disc about half the height of one layer of an ordinary cake – but it's incredibly moist and deliciously nutty, with a lovely citrus kick too. 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