All posts tagged: carrots

Harissa + Molasses Roasted Carrots

Harissa is a thing that’s cool at the moment, isn’t it? Have I got it all wrong? It’s so hard to keep up. This recipe has come about out of a desire to try three things. The first was a roasted carrots recipe from Sabrina Ghayour’s (wonderful, amazing) book Persiana, it’s on page 191 if you have the book at home and want to look it up. I didn’t have any of the ingredients besides, you know, carrots, but I did have dibs on some leftover harissa in the fridge that I’d been dying to cook with, and some molasses that I was also desperate to muck about with (shout out to Meridian Foods for hooking me up with the molasses!). The molasses is “pure blackstrap” (nope, neither, I’ll find out later I promise) and I think is one of those cool organic hippie sweeteners? I went into this new relationship pretty much blind, and I think I’m ready to go steady – expect more recipes soon, I’m excited about this ingredient. The main reason I …

Carrot and Cheddar Muffins

If there’s a better way to spend a drizzly Bank Holiday weekend than baking then I’m yet to find it. And I won’t be looking very hard for an alternative because for me it’s an unmatchable pleasure. Aided by the Food Programme on Radio 4, this recipe provided me with a wonderfully relaxing afternoon. These muffins have a taste and texture similar to that of a cheese scone, and will give you the same warm feeling gleaned from sitting in a little teashop somewhere having managed to avoid the rain. There are a couple of nutrients in them from the carrots, but these are first and foremost a luxury bake, you’ll find no superfoods in this recipe, I’m afraid. 300g self-raising flour                                                   85g spelt flour 3 large carrots, peeled and grated 2 eggs, beaten 100g butter, melted 300ml almond milk 100g cheese, grated Pre heat your oven to Gas 6 …