Monday, June 22, 2015

Carrot Cake, Cookies

This was my first time baking with arrowroot starch/flour, as well as amaranth flour. Now I'm on the hunt for quality amaranth seeds so I can mill my own flour, as the store-bought was rancid (probably before it hit the shelves).

Not so yum.

I have another brand of amaranth on hand and I'll give that a go but ideally, I like homemade seed flours. I can make them as needed, no rancidity and often less expensive.

What I did love, was how well the amaranth worked with the arrowroot. So while the recipe (not mine), didn't quite work or have enough flavour, the method of amaranth and arrowroot is a technique I will now use in other bakes. I love that.

Without further a-do-do, here's what I baked.


40 comments:

  1. I have never heard of amaranth, but anything that says "carrot cake" has got to be good!

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    1. Carrot cake is in my top four. How about you? Hey, did you get a chance to blend some greens? If so, how'd it taste?

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    1. Sadly, I find this is often the case when I buy seeds and nuts.

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  3. I do like carrot cake.

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    1. Of all the cakes, it's my top pick in cakes and for desserts, it's in my top four. How about you?

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  4. I'm hungry just looking at those. And now it's lunch time and I'm home alone. What should I have?
    Susan Says

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    1. It's a day later. What did you have? I hope something yummy.

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  5. Hope you find some seeds then. Cookies look good!

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  6. the cookies look amazing Ivy!!

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  7. Carrot cake cookies sound good. I may have to find a recipe and bake me a batch.

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    1. I don't have a good one to offer you at this time, but they are all over the Internet.

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  8. Those look good! I've never baked with arrowroot flour, but I've always liked arrowroot cookies.

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    1. I never had one. Will google them.

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  9. You can't go wrong with carrot cake!

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    1. Did you ever find the cereal?

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  10. The cookies look amazing, but I want the icing as well please. Sorry about the rancid flour. Spoils anything. Never used amaranth though.

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    1. For Tim I made a thin maple vanilla icing. Goes well with the carrot cake.

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  11. I've made carrot cake many times and it's one of our family favorites but I have never once tried carrot cookies. I'm not sure why, since I'm a cookie baking fiend.

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    1. What's your favorite cookie to make?

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  12. I love carrot cake, so I'm sure I'd go for this.

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    1. Carrot cake is so yummy. These were like cake cookies.

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  13. Your cookies look great, Ivy! I'm going to look into the flour. I lost you somehow, glad you dropped by! Have a good day!

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    1. I haven't seen you here in awhile either. Welcome back to blogging. Good to see you're back and what a fun toy for making vedge pastas, you have.

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  14. I didn't know those existed

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    1. Sure. Why not? Any kind of cookie can be made. It's all part of the fun.

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  15. first I'm hearing of amaranth flour, good to know.

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    1. It's a nice seed that can be hydrated and eaten similar to a rice or millet.

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  16. Cookies look delicious, carrot cake is his favorite, cookies would be better.

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  17. Carrot cake cookies, you say? Don't mind if I do... [reaches into screen and snatches one...or two...]

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    1. I made Tim a thin maple icing to go with them.

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  18. I've never baked with arrowroot or amaranth flour. Nor have I ever milled any flour, though I imagine it probably is cheaper!! These cookies look AWESOME though. I could probably make em for my husband. He loves carrot cake :)

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    1. Hubby got me a Krups coffee grinder and I make small batches of seed flours in that. Food processors and blenders work too, depending on motor/size of bowl/blade.

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  19. The carrot cookies look fab. I would love to eat these.
    Not a big carrot cake fan. Can't remember if it was the 60's or 70's that all anyone ate or made or brought to a dinner. While OK but every once in awhile I want a piece of cake white, strawberry or even chocolate with frosting !
    Been out of commission for several days.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I am sorry to hear that you've been out of commission. Just shot you an email.

      Funny how they made carrot cakes all the time.

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  20. What did you do with this no so yummy batch? Did it end up as a treat to your four legs furry beast?

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    1. I didn't no. We ate a few and the rest were too off with the rancid, so they went into the bin.

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