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3 Tips to Have Great Carrot Desserts

3 Tips to Have Great Carrot Desserts

When people think about carrots, they seldom think that carrots can be a principal ingredient for desserts!

Yes, these simple and nutritious vegetables can make sweet dishes that you, your family, friends, and even the little ones can enjoy.

The Carrot Recipes team are here to give you a few tips to make several great carrot desserts.

Carrot Banana Bread

 

For Easter, people usually think of serving carrot cake. However, one way to change things up is by making carrot banana bread.

While there are a lot of ways you can add the carrots in this recipe, the best way to do it is to grate it. Use the sharpest or coarsest blade on a grater, and grate thin slices of carrots.

Start your oven at 350 degrees and prepare a loaf pan. At the same time, take a bowl and add some vanilla, an egg, sugar, oil, and sour cream. Mix it together, but not too much!

Once done, place the grated carrots and bananas within the bowl as well and continue stirring. If the contents in the bowl appear a bit too thick, you may add some flour.

Next, place the batter you have prepared into the pan. Using a spatula, ensure that the batter is smooth.

All you need to do is continue with its baking for about an hour. To check if it has been checked, examine the top. It should be a nice golden brown. Once down, take an additional 15 minutes to have it cool.

Gejar Hawla

 

Next up, we’ll take a look at the Indian’s Gejar Hawla dessert. Gejar means carrot in Hindi. This is a great dessert that utilizes fresh red carrots, and not the normal red carrots that people see.

First, prepare the carrots again. After washing and peeling them, place it in a food processor to get it nice, small, and neat. The original recipe actually calls for the carrots to be grated, but a food processor works just as fine.

Next, prepare just one tablespoon of cashews and roast them for a couple of minutes. Then, prepare your pan and heat almost 3 tablespoons of butter or ghee (Indian butter). Once it is hot, add those carrots to it. Continue cooking the carrots for 10 minutes.

We hope you like stirring because this recipe has a lot of it. After, add some evaporated milk and keep stirring. Add sugar then stir. Add nuts then stir. Ensure that the sugar is gone.

We hope these tips have been useful and that you enjoy these desserts.

3 Tips for Preparing Carrots for Certain Recipes

3 Tips for Preparing Carrots for Certain Recipes

Carrots are a great vegetable that has a lot of benefits to a person. People think that carrots being good for a person’s eyes is a myth. However, it is in fact true! Apart from that, carrots are anti-inflammatory and may help battle inflammation in your body.  

Moreover, eating carrots can also reduce the risk of cancers in a big way.

Since carrots are a vegetable that can be used throughout winter, it is a perfect vegetable for soups and stews.

In this article, we’ll talk about several tips that may help you when making carrot soups.

To Heat or Not to Heat

The beauty of carrots is they can be eaten raw or cooked. Either way, they are a delicious addition to any meal.

The prevailing theory was that carrots should not be heated too much since the nutrients inside it would wither away and be lost. However, recent findings say that it may not be true.

One of the beneficial nutrients of carrots – beta-carotene – is not heat-sensitive. Thus, if the carrots are cooked, it still stays in the carrot.

Beta-carotenes and carotenoids are responsible for the anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and the fact that it can help reduce the ageing process.

Fresh and uncooked carrots can be used for fresh salads. Just throw together some lettuce, cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, and the fresh carrot slices. You can drizzle some olive oil, dressing, or fresh fruit for some extra flavor.

While this may be the case for beta-carotenes, cooking carrots in heat may take away any and all vitamin C within the fruit.

Seasoning Carrots

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One other thing that you can consider when you want to retain the beta-carotenes of a carrot is to season it correctly.

We aren’t suggesting that you merely season it normally like with salt and pepper. Instead, season the carrots with things like oil and butter.

The reason behind this is that fats such as butter and oil make the healthy stuff like the beta-carotene, more available for consumption. In addition, it also helps our bodies to take in and absorb these things.

One simple recipe you can have here is balsamic roasted carrots. Prepare your oven at 425 degrees. Have a baking pan with aluminum foil in there.

Then grab a bag and put olive oil, salt, peppers, and carrots. Mix and when ready, place it in the baking pan for just about 30 minutes.

How To Cook and How Long?

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While raw carrots are indeed pretty healthy, not a lot of people are agreeable with eating raw vegetables. Thankfully, researchers have found the right duration for cooking carrots.

Apparently, the best way to cook carrots is to steam it. Through a study done which looked at the best way to maintain the same minerals in carrots after cooking, they saw that steaming carrots for as little as just five minutes had positive.

They found that when they cooked the carrots this way, only a fourth of the minerals potassium, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and many others were only taken away.

A simple snack you can prepare with this is to buttered carrots. Slice carrots into halves or fourths after peeling them. Place them in a pan with water, salt, and sugar. Heat it until it boils.

When the carrots are smooth, just add a couple of tablespoons of butter. And voila! A healthy snack for you and your family. We hope these tips have helped you out. Whenever you are cooking carrots, be sure to be mindful of how long you leave the cooked carrots out there in room temperature.

3 Simple Carrot Dishes to Prepare

3 Simple Carrot Dishes to Prepare

Carrots are a nutritious and delicious vegetable. Eating them gives people numerous benefits such as a boost in vitamins like vitamin K, potassium, and even acts as an antioxidant that helps the dirty or unhealthy stuff out of people.

Carrots are healthy for consumption no matter how you look at it.

Much like Popeye popularized spinach, carrots came into prominence because of an animated bunny named Bugs. For that, the Carrot Recipes team is deeply indebted to Bugs. (Though they aren’t really healthy for bunnies.)

However, oftentimes, carrots are still overlooked and ignored. Some people don’t see the carrot as an ingredient that can be the main part of their dishes.

Let’s change that, shall we? Today, we’ll present to you easy to make and delicious carrot-based dishes that people can prepare.

Orecchiette

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The first dish we’ll talk about is an orecchiette. This is a pasta that people from South Italy love to make.

For the carrot aspect, we’ll top the orecchiette with several rosemary carrots. First, we have to make the rosemary carrots. With an oven preheated to 450 degrees, all you have to do is toss the carrots, oil, and rosemary in a bowl.

It will only take about 25 minutes. Afterwards, you should think about putting some honey on it for some added sweetness to every bite. In exchange for oil, you can also consider using butter.

You can actually prepare these carrots at the same time you prepare the orecchiette. Make sure to drain them afterwards.

Once done for both, just mix them together and toss it well so that the tastes spread around. When serving, place some fine parmesan, as is the usual practice.

This recipe will take you just a good 25 minutes to prepare.

Grilled Lamb with Carrots Puree

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Next up we have grilled lamb with carrot puree. The carrot puree will serve as sort of a fine sauce that will really give an added layer of flavor to lamb.

Much like the previous recipe, we should start this one with the preparation of the carrots. In order to start the puree process, we need to steam the carrots for a little over 10 minutes. You’ll know when the carrots are ready when they are nice and soft.

Afterwards, place the carrots into a food processor. Activate it until it is nice and smooth like a puree. However, before you do, place some oil, lemon juice, and even some red peppers into it. Place a pinch of salt as well.

For the lamb, start the heat of your grill pan until it reaches a medium heat. Before cooking, season it with salt and pepper.

You need to cook the lamb while it is covered. You may need a thermometer sticking out to show you when it is ready. It should be ready when the temperature reaches 130 degrees.

When ready, pour your puree on top. You may choose to add some almonds.

This specific dish will only require only 30 minutes of your time. About a third of this time will be spent just waiting for the different ingredients to cook or be prepared. 

These are only a few simple carrot recipes that you can do. We hope that you enjoy making them and that it turns out delicious for you.