Monthly Archives: December 2010

Oreo cake & spicy ginger bread

I made these two cakes to share with my colleagues at work. The reason is that I had to announce some great news and there is a tradition in our group to bring some sweets for the coffee break. We also bring sweets for birthdays or when someone comes back from a trip. The two cakes were a tremendous success, actually if I would have brought more, they would have eaten it all. Those physicists have a really sweet tooth. The Oreo cake was made with carob layers and a coconut jelly in between (but has no oreos!). For the spicy ginger bread, I used sweet-dry ginger cubes with speculaas spices, ouhh a great combination.

Recipes coming soon!

Orange & carrot soup

Orange & carrot soup:

Ingredients:

  • 400g carrots
  • 1 onion
  • juice from 1 orange
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt

Procedure:

Start by frying the onion in a low fire until it caramelizes. Add water to a boiling pan and add the carrot grated previously and the onion. Leave it boiling for 15min and then add the orange juice with the salt and nutmeg (as you like) and leave it boiling 5min more. Blend it until you get a nice cream/soup, if you like the pieces of carrot blend it less. Add a bit of vegan-cream and some coriander as the soup is presented in the above photo.

With the soup it is always yummy to eat a nice bread to dip into it. A good idea is to bake a nice carrot scones (salty) to end the day full of vitamin A.

Carrot bread:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3 grated carrots
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 3/4 cup of water

Procedure:

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl including the carrot and mix it well. Then add the water and until a nice dough comes out, perhaps you have to add more water. Then leave it for 30min in big piece. Later, mash the dough in a shit shape and with a glass make the little balls. Leave them rest for 25min. Then bake them for 20min at 180ºC.