Carrot Bread With Orange Glaze

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (100 grams) pecans or walnuts
  • 3/4 pound (340 grams) raw carrots (about 2 ½ cups finely grated)
  • 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup (240 ml) safflower, vegetable or canola oil (or other flavorless oil)
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions

Cake

Preheat oven to 350 ⁰F (180 ⁰C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter or spray a  9 x 2 inch (23 x 5 cm) loaf pan and line the bottoms with parchment paper. 

  1. Toast the pecans or walnuts for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely.
  2. Peel and finely grate the carrots. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. In bowl of electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the eggs until frothy (about 1 minute). Gradually add the sugar and beat until the batter is thick and light colored (about 3 – 4 minutes). Add the oil in a steady stream and then beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. With a large rubber spatula fold in the grated carrots and chopped nuts.
  5. Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  
  6. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. After about 5 -10 minutes invert the bread onto the wire rack, remove the pan and parchment paper, and then cool completely before frosting. 

Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/2 juice of an orange
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions

Mix everything and pour on pan either warm or cold, then garnish with orange zest and walnuts

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