Tag Archives: comfort food

Ginger & Carrot cake with a twist

TheGirl:

I love carrot cake, hope you guys like this version!

Originally posted on Shalzmojo's Blog:

Come winter time and my memories are of “gajar ka halwa” being prepared in quantities generous enough to feed a couple of large baraats. This was the scene at my house, nani’s house, my friends houses; year after year – I had “gajar ka halwa” coming out of my ears. As a result, I was totally put off by it for life. (To date I can’t indulge in this famous sweet delicacy)

But this winter, the sight of heaps of fresh red carrots at the veggie vendor, spurred the cook in me to try out a ginger carrot cake. Picked up a couple of luscious looking carrots (with Roger rabbit parading in my head, intoning “What’s up doc?”), I browsed a couple of food blogs to find a quick and easy recipe. None matched my expectations. Undeterred, I decided to modify my chocolate cake recipe and replaced the cocoa with the carrots.

The experiment was a piece…

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Recipe: Pimento Cheese Swirl Pretzel Breadsticks

TheGirl:

Hhhhmmmm….try this new recipe for the New Year

Originally posted on Revel Kitchen:

Pimento Cheese Pretzel Breadsticks

Learn more about the development of this recipe in my related posts, How to Make Soft Pretzel Breadsticks, and Recipe: Soft Pretzel Breadsticks

A soft pretzel with a swirl of decadent pimento cheese baked right in and a frizzled cheddar top.

The steps and ingredients are the same as for making Soft Pretzel Breadsticks up until the shaping, so some of the original photos are not reproduced here. For the full set of photos, please refer to the basic recipe. If you do not already have a batch of pimento cheese prepared, there is plenty of time to whip some up while the dough is rising.

When slashing the breadsticks before baking, it is important to make acute slashes (try to keep your blade almost parallel to your work surface). If the slash penetrates the top layer of dough, the pimento cheese will bubble through while baking. It…

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