Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Carrot & Pineapple Squares

The general idea of vegetables in a cake sounds a bit odd but carrots have been used as a sweetener since the time of medieval banquets. It was during the sugar rationing of the Second World War that the carrot cake came into its own and today there are a wide variety of recipes and the An Grianán recipe is one of my favourites.
I sampled the Carrot & Pineapple Squares for the first time in An Grianán and fell in love with their flavour.  I have made the squares a few times and made them again recently for a tea and coffee morning with some friends.

Here’s how I got on…

This recipe makes a tasty moist and fruity flavoured cake.  Yummy!

Following the An Grianán recipe I made an icing sugar and lemon topping but it is just as good with a cream cheese topping.

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