Tea for Tribes – success!

Saturday saw us making cakes for our Sunday “Tea for Tribes” event. Carrot, Almond & Cherry, Lemon Drizzle and a Malt Loaf.

Carrot cake is a brilliant cake for those who have a wheat intolerance as it doesn’t have any flour. Just carrots, almonds, orange peel a dash of brandy and lots of eggs!

Sunday turned into a brilliant, warm, autumnal day. Ideal for a nice Sunday Tea! The cakes sold well, as did the jars of Crab Apple Jelly – many sales due to visitors contemplating their Sunday dinners of Roast Lamb – an ideal accompaniment! Swift business was also done on the canvas shopping bags and the upshot was £165.45 for Survival International – with the possibility of more to come!

For those interested in the Carrot Cake recipe – here it is:
6 eggs – separated
8 oz sugar
12 oz carrots, cooked and pureed
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 tablespoon brandy
12 oz ground almonds
1 teaspoon butter

Carrot puree – cook the carrots and puree in a liquidiser – drain off excess liquid (it makes a very pleasant drink!) and then weigh out the required puree.

Preheat oven to 170 c (less for a fan oven – suggest 150)
Butter a 9 inch loose-bottomed cake tin.

Beat the egg yolks with a wire whisk until they begin to thicken. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is thick and creamy. Add the carrot puree, orange rind, brandy and almonds and stir to mix thoroughly.
In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with a wire whisk until they form stiff peaks. With a metal spoon fold the egg whites into the carrot mixture.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack.


One Response

  1. That sounds great Tansy! I’m glad the weather smiled on you, and that your canvas bags and jelly sold so well.

    The money you’ve raise will make a real difference to Survival’s work for threatened tribes worldwide.

    Thank you for your support.

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